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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.

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Title The Wrath of Achilles
Material and technique Wool, silk, gold and silver thread
Object type
Tapestry > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 393 cm
Height 426 cm
Artists Ontwerper: Peter Paul Rubens
Uitvoerder: 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 2004
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 2004
Age artist Between 53 and 58 years old
Exhibitions Hand Made - Long Live Craft (2013)
Material
Object
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...

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