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Sir Peter Paul Rubens

(1577-1640), Painter

Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Artist associated with 40 portraits
An exponent of the Baroque style, and a pre-eminent artist of the seventeenth century. He was a leading painter of altarpieces, history painting, large-scale decorations and landscapes. Born in Germany, Rubens moved to Antwerp in around 1588, where he trained with Otto van Veen. He travelled in Italy between 1600 and 1608, where he was influenced by ancient and Italian Renaissance art. In 1609, he became court painter to Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella, Governors of the Netherlands for Spain. From 1628 to 1630, Rubens returned to Spain, where he met Velázquez, then came to England. A scholar, collector and diplomat, he was knighted by Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England.

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Probably Hélène Fourment (later Rubens), by James Macardell, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D45865

Probably Hélène Fourment (later Rubens)

by James Macardell, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, circa 1746-1765 (circa 1630-1632)
NPG D45865

Thomas Parr, by George Powle, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D5468

Thomas Parr

by George Powle, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
drypoint, late 18th century
NPG D5468

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D28263

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D28263

A Siamese Priest, by William Baillie, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D28644

A Siamese Priest

by William Baillie, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
stipple engraving, published 1774
NPG D28644

Sir Anthony van Dyck, by William Dickinson, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D4553

Sir Anthony van Dyck

by William Dickinson, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, published 1780
NPG D4553

Thomas Parr, by Jean Condé, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D5469

Thomas Parr

by Jean Condé, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D5469

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, by William Holl Sr, or by  William Holl Jr, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D28251

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28251

'Forest at Dawn with a Deer Hunt', by Henry Bone, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D17468

'Forest at Dawn with a Deer Hunt'

by Henry Bone, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1804 (circa 1635)
NPG D17468

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D17391

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Henry Bone, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, September 1808 (1629)
NPG D17391

'The Horrors of War' (called Mars and Venus), by Henry Bone, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D17431

'The Horrors of War' (called Mars and Venus)

by Henry Bone, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, January 1813 (after 1638)
NPG D17431

'Candle Light', by Henry Bone, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D17495

'Candle Light'

by Henry Bone, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1816
NPG D17495

'The Light House', by Henry Bone, possibly after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D17496

'The Light House'

by Henry Bone, possibly after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1817
NPG D17496

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Edward Scriven, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D26504

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Edward Scriven, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D26504

Sir Thomas More, by Gaspar Sensi, supervised by  José de Madrazo y Agudo, printed by  Real Establecimiento Litográfico, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D39010

Sir Thomas More

by Gaspar Sensi, supervised by José de Madrazo y Agudo, printed by Real Establecimiento Litográfico, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens, after Hans Holbein the Younger
lithograph, circa 1830s
NPG D39010

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by James Basire, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, published 1763 (1629)
NPG D7377

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, published 1763
NPG D7378

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, published 1763
NPG D7379

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by James Basire, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, published 1763 (1629)
NPG D7383

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by James Basire, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, published 1763 (1629)
NPG D19370

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens

by Charles Townley, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D28254

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