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The Meeting of David and Abigail
Peter Paul Rubens(Flemish, 1577-1640)
- Oil on canvas
- 70 1/4 x 98 in. 178.5 x 249.0 cm Framed: 86 3/4 x 114 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. 220.3 x 290.8 x 16.5 cm
- European Painting
- Gift of James E. Scripps
- Accession No.
- Collection Duke of Richelieu, by whom presented to R. de Piles; Paris, Collection Roger de Piles; Paris, auction Duke of Grammont (Remy) 16 January 1715; Rotterdam, auction Jacques Meijers, (Willis), 9 September, 1722; Count von Plettenberg and Willem auction, 2 April 1738, sold for fl. 690; London, Collection Sir Paul Methuen (maintained at his house on Grosvenor Street); By inheritance to Paul Methuen, Esquire, Corsham Court (he acquired Corsham in 1745, and between 1761-1772 added to the house to accomodate the picture collection from Grosvenor Street); By descent to Corsham Court, Collection Paul, First Lord Methuen; London, auction Methuen ( ) 16 May 1840 (but not actually sold at auction); Sold, 23 March 1844, by First Lord Methuen to the dealer Yates (with da Cortona 'Female Saint' and Carracci (attr.) 'Boy Blowing Bubbles', all three for 1,100 pounds); From dealer Yates to a Mr. York; Paris, auction M. E. Secretan sale, 1-4 July, 1889, lot 158, acquired by J. E. Scripps for 112,000 FF; Detroit, Collection James E. Scripps, by whom given to the DIA
- canvas, oil, paint, religion, animalia, christian
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