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Prometheus Bound
Prometheus Bound, Begun c. 1611-12, completed by 1618
Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (active Italy, Antwerp, and England)
Oil on canvas
95 1/2 x 82 1/2 inches (242.6 x 209.5 cm)
Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1950
W1950-3-1
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A New Look at Old Masters: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 4, 1994 - July 10, 1994
A New Look at Old Masters is an experimental, temporary installation of old master paintings selected from the Museum's permanent collection. Some of these works are familiar and celebrated masterpieces while others have not been displayed for years. Many of the works on view will be included in the third and final phase of the Museum's reinstallation, which will encompass European art from 1550 to 1850.

Providing both the Museum's curators and the public with the opportunity to take a close look at heretofore hidden treasures in the context of more famous paintings on view, this exhibition presents works spanning four centuries and includes British, Dutch, Flemish, French, and Italian examples. The paintings are grouped according to thematic content--history and mythology, landscape and genre, portraiture, and still life--rather than chronology or country of origin.

Curator

Joseph J. Rishel

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