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Artist Peter Paul Rubens
Artist dates 1577 - 1640
Full title Three Female Witnesses
Group Oil Sketch for High Altarpiece, St Bavo, Ghent
Date made 1611-12
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 107.6 x 41.1 cm
Acquisition credit Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number NG57.2
Location in Gallery Room 18
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Oil Sketch for High Altarpiece, St Bavo, Ghent

These sketches were made as part of Rubens's preparation for an altarpiece for the church of St Bavo, Ghent, which Rubens finally realised in reduced form in 1626.