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Kings, Comedians, and Captains of Industry: Trails of Art Ownership

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Many of the works of art at the North Carolina Museum were owned by men and women of power, royalty, wealth, and nobility. The Bear Hunt (1639-40) by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Synders was owned by King Philip IV of Spain and was commissioned by the king to hang in his summer palace, the Alcazar, in Madrid. The history of ownership of Thomas Hart Benton’s Spring on the Missouri, and Cornelis de Vos’ and Peter Paul Reubens’ Philip IV are also detailed. The topic of art ownership and how it affects the value of a work of art is also discussed.
Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Spring 2008, p10-11