From Rubens To The Grand Tour

From Rubens To The Grand Tour

April 25, 2015 – July 5, 2015

The exhibition From Rubens to the Grand Tour focuses on two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), the famous painter from the southern Netherlands and his expert knowledge of the antiques, and of the Romans in particular. The time period covered also includes the 18th and into the 19th centuries. Agrippina and Germanicus is on loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and its “counterpart” Roman Imperial Couple is on loan from the Ackland ArtMuseum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Objects on loan

The ANS had a total of 12 objects on loan to this exhibition. Highlights of the loan include:

Silver Denarius of Augustus, Colonia Patricia, 19 BC – 15 BC 1957.172.1482

Bronze Sestertius of Gaius/Caligula, Rome, AD 37 – AD 41. 1957.172.1524

Bronze As of Gaius/Caligula, Rome, AD 40 – AD 41. 1957.172.1522

Silver Cistophorus of Marc Antony, Ephesus, 39 BC. 1944.100.7032

Gold Coin, Gallia Cisalpina, 43 B.C. 1967.153.29

Bronze Sestertius of Nero, Rome, AD 62 – AD 68 1935.117.364

Bronze Sestertius of Gaius/Caligula, Rome, AD 37 – AD 38. 1944.100.39337