The Triumph of the Church

The Triumph of the Church

after 1628

follower of Peter Paul Rubens

(Flemish, 1577-1640)

Oil on wood

Framed: 129.5 x 96.5 x 8.5 cm (51 x 38 x 3 3/8 in.); Unframed: 74.1 x 105.7 cm (29 3/16 x 41 5/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1037

Description

This work is likely a copy after Rubens’s oil sketch for the Triumph of the Eucharist tapestry series. Isabella, daughter of King Phillip II of Spain, commissioned the tapestries for a royal monastery in Madrid. The finished tapestries still hang there today, and the original oil sketch is in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.

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