Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in His Gallery at Brussels

around 1651, Artist: David Teniers d. J.

 

 

Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in His Gallery at Brussels

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.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Flemish

Dated

around 1651

Artist

David Teniers d. J. (1610 Antwerpen - 1690 Brüssel) - GND

Material

Canvas

Dimensions

Overall: 124 cm × 165 cm
Framed: 143,5 cm × 184,5 cm × 6 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 739

Provenance

painted for Archduke Leopold Wilhelm; 1685 documented in the gallery in Prague; 1781 to Vienna;

100 Meisterwerke - Galeriebild - David Teniers d.J.

IGS - Erzherzog Leopold Wilhelm in seiner Gemäldegalerie - David Teniers d. J.

OESG - Erzherzog Leopold Wilhelm in seiner Gemäldegalerie - David Teniers d. J.

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