The great significance of Leopold Wilhelm (1614–1662) is based less on his political activity as regent of the Spanish Nether- lands than on his role as a patron of the arts. He compiled a gallery of more than 1400 pictures, most of which are found in the Kunsthistorisches Museum today. Here Teniers depicts the archduke and himself with other courtiers as they view 51 Ital- ian works from the collection of the duke of Hamilton. Leo- pold Wilhelm had purchased them shortly before this picture was painted.
Overall: 124 cm × 165 cm
Framed: 143,5 cm × 184,5 cm × 6 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
painted for Archduke Leopold Wilhelm; 1685 documented in the gallery in Prague; 1781 to Vienna;
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