Prometheus Bound (Rubens)

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Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (active Italy, Antwerp, and England) - Prometheus Bound - Google Art Project.jpg

Prometheus Bound is an oil painting by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. It shows the punishment of Prometheus. The painting was first started between 1611 and 1612, and was completed by 1618, with the eagle painted by the specialist animal painter Frans Snyders. For a long time Rubens kept it in his own personal collection. It is now in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania. It is based on the Greek play, Prometheus Bound.


  • Katherine Crawford Luber, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections (1995), p. 174.

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