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.
Bacchus and Ariadne
Peter Paul Rubens (in 1636)
Erika Ortiz asked
I have a question,I am an Art History Student and I am preparing a work about the Torre de la Parada Comission from Rubens, I would like to know how can I obtain good resolution images from the Rubens´s sketches that are on the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum.
Thank you very much for your help!
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Erika, high res images can be ordered by filling in the order form or via firstname.lastname@example.org. On the object pages of Collection Boijmans Online you find a download symbol on the right side, there you find more information regarding high res images. Best, Rianne
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|Title||Bacchus and Ariadne|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 27 cm
Width 16 cm
Peter Paul Rubens
|Accession number||St 29|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Creation date||in 1636|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Rubens. Painter of Sketches (2018)
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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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...Bekijk het volledige profiel