Two Cavalry Battles, Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens
Two Cavalry Battles
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Peter Paul Rubens: Schlacht von Ivry, 1630, Öl auf Leinwand, Rubenshuis, Antwerpen

Peter Paul Rubens

Two Cavalry Battles, 1627 – 1628


Dimensions
49.4 x 64.0 x min. 0.3 cm
maximum depth
0.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
464
Object Number
464R
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Rubens developed many of his large-scale painting commissions in series of sketches. Painted on both sides, this panel served him in 1627/28 in his preparations for the altarpiece of the Church of the Augustinians in Antwerp. The Frankfurt sketch combines several individual studies in an overall composition for the first time. Badly damaged by a strip of wood glued to it later on, the sketch of a lion hunt on the back was carried out in preparation for the painting cycle executed by Rubens from 1628 onwards for Maria de’ Medici as an apotheosis of Henri IV of France.

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Two Cavalry Battles
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Front
The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine (Colour Sketch for the Altar of the Church of the Augustinian Fathers in Antwerp), verso: Two Cavalry Battles
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Oil on oak
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Verso am unteren Bildrand von rechts nach links Maßstriche und Ziffern von 1 bis 12

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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest

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24.11.2020