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Thetis Receiving the Arms of Achilles from Vulcan

Thetis Receiving the Arms of Achilles from Vulcan

Peter Paul Rubens (in 1630 - 1635)

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    I'm preparing to publish a book of appreciation. I'd like to put this picture <Thetis Receiving the Arms of Achilles from Vulcan> in my appreciation book, can I buy an image? If I can purchase it, I would like to know the price of image rental as well.

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Hwang, Of course it is possible to obtain a picture for your book. Please contact our reproduction department at: images@boijmans.nl.
    With kind regards, Els


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On this oil sketch, Rubens depicts the moment when the Greek hero Achilles had lost his armour, which he had lent to his friend Patroclus, but had decided to participate again in the Trojan War. His mother Thetis asked Vulcan, the god of fire, for help. He immediately set to work to forge new armour. On this oil sketch, the fifth in a series of eight that Rubens produced, the god is handing over a shield to Thetis.

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Title Thetis Receiving the Arms of Achilles from Vulcan
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 53,4 cm
Height 44,6 cm
Artists Painter: Peter Paul Rubens
Accession number 1760 c (OK)
Credits Gift D.G. van Beuningen, 1933
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1933
Creation date in 1630 - 1635
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions Petrus Paulus Rubens in het Museum Boijmans (1933)
Schilderkunst uit de eerste hand, Olieverfschetsen van Tintoretto tot Goya (1983)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
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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