The famous Antwerp-based painter Peter Paul Rubens also made designs for tapestries - usually in series - to be hung on the walls of prestigious reception rooms. This is a tapestry from the Achilles series, for which the museum also owns all but one of the preparatory oil sketches. The tapestry is the mirror image of the sketch. This is typical of the tapestry-weaving technique in which the design is carried out back to front. Rubens took this into account when making his sketches.
The Wrath of Achilles
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|Title||The Wrath of Achilles|
|Material and technique||Wool, silk, gold and silver thread|
Tapestry > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 393 cm
Height 426 cm
Peter Paul Rubens
Executor: Atelier van Daniël Eggermans
|Accession number||MBT 60 (KN&V)|
|Credits||Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Mondriaan Fonds, Vereniging Rembrandt (mede dankzij haar Dura Kunstfond) 2004|
|Department||Applied Arts & Design|
|Creation date||in circa 1630 - 1635|
Hand Made - Long Live Craft (2013)
Gold thread > Gold > Precious metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
|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