The Andrians
  • TitleThe Andrians
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 200 x 215 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 237 x 252 x 16 cm
  • DatingMade 1630s
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, born 1577, dead 1640
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 600
  • AcquisitionGift 1865 Karl XV
  • Description
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    The scene is a drunken celebration, a bacchanal, on the Greek island of Andros, where Bacchus had created a never-ceasing stream of wine. Rubens’s version is a free copy of a work by the 16th-century painter Titian (Prado, Madrid). His painting differs from Titian’s in its more temperamental expression, and he himself regarded it as an original. It is one of a pair. The other painting, called The Worship of Venus, also belongs to the Nationalmuseum.