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The Feast of Herod (after Peter Paul Rubens)
© Calum Colvin

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The Feast of Herod (after Peter Paul Rubens) 1998

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This photograph is based on 'The Feast of Herod' by Rubens, which is in the collection of the Scottish National Gallery. The photograph is one of a series based on works from the collection, in which Colvin aimed to show the relevance of the paintings to modern life. There is humour in the photograph, such as the severed head of John the Baptist being presented on a wheeled trolley. The figure at the end of the table is a self-portrait of the artist, sitting in the place where Herod sat in the original painting.


  • Acc. No. GMA 4291
  • Medium Cibachrome colour photograph
  • Size 102.00 x 127.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by the artist 1999