Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens

Flemish Baroque painteradd

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1577, deceased in 1640.

Countries: Belgium (55%), Italy (14%), United Kingdom (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jacob Jordaens, Willem van Haecht, Charles I of England

Linked to: University of Cambridge, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Princeton University Press, Cornell University Press

 

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Peter Paul Rubens was born in 1577. add something


1582

Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria.
oil on canvas

1589

In 1589, two years after his father's death, Rubens moved with his mother to Antwerp, where he was raised as a Catholic. add something


1592

Tobias Verhaecht - Peter Paul Rubens, who was a relative by marriage, studied with him around 1592, and another student was his own son, Willem van Haecht


1594

Otto van Veen - He is known for running a large studio in Antwerp, producing several emblem books, and for being, from 1594 or 1595 until 1598, Peter Paul Rubens's teacher


1598

Rubens completed his education in 1598, at which time he entered the Guild of St. Luke as an independent master. add something


1600

In 1600, Rubens travelled to Italy. add something

 

Deodat del Monte - Delmonte travelled on a Grand Tour to Italy from 1600 to 1608, where he met and became friends with Peter Paul Rubens


1601

With financial support from the Duke, Rubens travelled to Rome by way of Florence in 1601. add something

 

Selbstporträt des Malers mit seiner Frau Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube

oil on canvas , 1601

 

Adam Elsheimer - Both Faber and Bril knew Rubens, who was in Rome in 1601, and who became another friend, later reproaching Elsheimer for not producing more work


1603

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma

1604

He returned to Italy in 1604, where he remained for the next four years, first in Mantua and in Genoa and Rome . add something


1608

The Virgin and Child Adored by Angels, 1608, oil on slate and copper. add something

 

The Virgin and Child Adored by Angels

painting , 1608

1609

His return coincided with a period of renewed prosperity in the city with the signing of Treaty of Antwerp in April 1609, which initiated the Twelve Years' Truce. add something

 

In September of 1609 Rubens was appointed as court painter by Albert VII, Archduke of Austria and Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain, sovereigns of the Low Countries. add something

 

Rubens further cemented his ties to the city when, on 3 October 1609, he married Isabella Brant, the daughter of a leading Antwerp citizen and humanist, Jan Brant. add something


1610

In 1610, Rubens moved into a new house and studio that he designed. add something

 

The Elevation of the Cross

oil on canvas , 1610

Gefesselter Prometheus

oil on canvas , 1611

1613

Francois d'Aguilon - His book, "Opticorum Libri Sex philosophis juxta ac mathematicis utiles" , published in Antwerp in 1613, was illustrated by famous painter Peter Paul Rubens


1615

Diana Presentig the Catch to Pan

oil on canvas , 1615

Nilpferdjagd

oil on canvas , 1615

 

Willem van Haecht - He studied under Peter Paul Rubens, worked in Paris from 1615 to 1619, and travelled to Italy for about seven years


1620

Jan Wildens - Upon returning to Antwerp after a stay of three years, he became a frequent collaborator with Peter Paul Rubens until 1620


1621

After the end of the Twelve Years' Truce in 1621, the Spanish Habsburg rulers entrusted Rubens with a number of diplomatic missions. add something

 

In 1621, the Queen Mother of France, Marie de' Medici, commissioned Rubens to paint two large allegorical cycles celebrating her life and the life of her late husband, Henry IV, for the Luxembourg Palace in Paris . add something


1622

Urteil des Paris
oil on panel

1624

It was during this period that Rubens was twice knighted, first by Philip IV of Spain in 1624, and by Charles I of England in 1630. add something

 

Portrait of Prince Ladislaus Vasa.

oil on canvas , 1624

1625

The Marie de' Medici cycle was installed in 1625, and although he began work on the second series it was never completed. add something


1627

Between 1627 and 1630, Rubens's diplomatic career was particularly active, and he moved between the courts of Spain and England in an attempt to bring peace between the Spanish Netherlands and the United Provinces. add something


1628

Diego Velazquez - In September 1628, Peter Paul Rubens came to Madrid as an emissary from the Infanta Isabella, and Velazquez accompanied him to view the Titians at the Escorial.


1629

He was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University in 1629. add something


1630

In 1630, four years after the death of his first wife, the 53-year-old painter married 16-year-old Helène Fourment. add something

 

His stay in Antwerp was brief, and he soon travelled on to London where he remained until April 1630. add something

 

Feasting and dancing peasants.

oil on panel , 1630

 

Gerard Seghers - After 1630, his palette lightens up considerably and the influence of Peter Paul Rubens is noticeable in paintings like the "Adoration of the Magi" in the Church of Our Lady, Bruges

 

Jan Cossiers - During the 1630s his painting was more strongly influenced by the monumentality and coloring of Peter Paul Rubens, with whom he assisted on large projects

 

Artus Wolffort - Many of his paintings demonstrate the influence of Peter Paul Rubens either compositionally or, especially after about 1630, stylistically


1633

He remained close to the Archduchess Isabella until her death in 1633, and was called upon not only as a painter but as an ambassador and diplomat. add something


1635

He oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the Joyous Entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand in 1635. add something

 

In 1635, Rubens bought an estate outside of Antwerp, the Steen, where he spent much of his time. add something

 

The Three Graces

oil on canvas , 1635

Rückkehr der Bauern vom Feld

oil on panel , 1637

 

David Teniers the Younger - The only trace of personal relations having existed between Teniers and Rubens is the fact that the ward of the latter, Anne Breughel, the daughter of Jan Breughel, married Teniers in 1637


Major work

Château de Steen with Hunter by Peter Paul Rubens

1637

Buy this Art Print


1638

Das Pelzchen Porträt der Hélène Fourment
oil on panel

Major work

1638 - Mercury and Argus by Peter Paul Rubens


1639

Jacob Jordaens - Although the works are lost, Jordaens was commissioned in 1639-40 by Charles I to finish decorating the Queen's chambers at Greenwich, a commission which was originally given to Rubens, who was unable to execute due to his poor health

 

Jacob Jordaens - He would later buy the adjoining house to expand his household and workspace in 1639, mimicking Rubens's house built two decades earlier


1640

Peter Paul Rubens died in 1640 add something

 

Rubens died from heart failure, which was a result of his chronic gout on 30 May 1640 add something

 

Jacob Jordaens - After Rubens' death in 1640 Jordeans became Antwerp's new leading artist

 

Simon de Vos - After 1640, De Vos turned away from genre scenes altogether and painted mostly small cabinet paintings of history subjects, influenced stylistically at first by Peter Paul Rubens and increasingly by Anthony van Dyck

 

Jacob Jordaens - His efforts are in vain, however, as Rubens dies on 30 May 1640


1961

King[APO]s College, Cambridge - In 1961 property millionaire Alfred E. Allnatt offered King's the "Adoration of the Magi" by Peter Paul Rubens, which he had purchased in 1959 for a world-record price