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Among Rubens’s many royal commissions was one from King Philip IV of Spain for the decorations for his hunting lodge near Madrid. It involved more than a hundred paintings, sixty of them after Rubens’s own designs. They were ordered in 1636 and completed in 1637. That was only possible because Rubens had a large workshop. But he made the sketches himself. Here are six of them.
|Title||The Death of Eurydice|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is travelling|
Width : 15,5 cm
Height : 26 cm
Painter: Peter Paul Rubens
|Accession number||St 30|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Age maker||About 59 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
|Exhibitions|| The Collection Enriched (2011)
|External exhibitions|| Rubens. Painter of Sketches (2018)
|Material||Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the maker
Peter Paul Rubens
Siegen 1577 - Antwerpen 1640
The Antwerp painter Peter Paul Rubens was appointed court artist to the Duke of Mantua in Italy at a young age. In 1603 he travelled to Madrid, where he was abl..