King Agamemnon must give back his beloved Chryseis to her father, the priest of Apollo, in order to stop the plague. In exchange for his beloved, he took Briseis, the beloved of Achilles, in her place. This scene is the fourth in a series of eight oil sketches. In this depiction of the episode, the enraged Achilles is shown drawing his sword while being restrained by his hair by Minerva. Agamemnon is rising from his throne and is being restrained by his arm by the wise Nestor. After this episode, Achilles refused to take any further part in the war against Troy. Only after the death of his friend Patroclus did Achilles become reconciled with Agamemnon and return to the Greek army. This oil sketch is the fourth in a series of eight oil sketches which Rubens made about the life of Achilles in preparation for a series of tapestries.
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|Title||The Wrath of Achilles|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 46 cm
Height 44.8 cm
Peter Paul Rubens
Maker: Atelier van Daniël Eggermans
|Accession number||1760 b (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: D.G. van Beuningen 1933|
|Age artist||Between 53 and 58 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel