Peter Paul Rubens


Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) is recognised as the greatest Flemish master of the Baroque. In 1598 he became a member of the Antwerp Painters' Guild, and in 1600 travelled to Italy where he remained for almost eight years. Returning to Antwerp, he established his own studio with many students and assistants. He painted many religious works, and for a time after the death of his first wife in 1626 served as a diplomat in England and Spain. Between 1622 and 1632 he completed many international commissions, and after a second marriage in 1630 he rediscovered an interest in landscapes while living in the country near Steen. Rubens' drawings in particular capture the personality of the subject, and his work has remained strongly influential. We are currently out of stock of Rubens prints .