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.
Thetis Receiving the Arms of Achilles from Vulcan
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|Title||Thetis Receiving the Arms of Achilles from Vulcan|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 53,4 cm
Height 44,6 cm
Peter Paul Rubens
|Accession number||1760 c (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: D.G. van Beuningen 1933|
|Creation date||in 1630 - 1635|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
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|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
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