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Title:
Rubens : a double life
Author:
Lescourret, Marie-Anne.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Rubens. English. Selections
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : I.R. Dee, 1993.
Physical Description:
289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Abridged translation of: Rubens.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781566630153
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

P. P. RubensCharles I
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
A Divided Childhood (1577-1600)
Jan Rubens and Maria Pypelinckp. 3
Rubens's Mastersp. 11
Italian or Flemish Art?p. 13
Italian Journey (1600-1608)
Mantua, at the Court of Vincenzo de Gonzagap. 18
Spanish Intermezzop. 34
Art and Societyp. 41
The Painter of Antwerp (1608-1622)
The Return Homep. 49
The House beside the Wapperp. 60
Businessmanp. 74
Stylistp. 87
Proteus (1622-1626)
The Humanistp. 103
Marie de Medicis's Galleryp. 117
First Steps in Diplomacyp. 126
Contacts with Englandp. 132
The Emissaryp. 137
The Embassies (1627-1634)
A European Contextp. 141
First Movesp. 144
The Public Manp. 153
Madridp. 159
Londonp. 163
Society Lifep. 166
Negotiationsp. 167
Denouementp. 172
The End of the Embassiesp. 174
The Poor Flemish Hours of Marie de Medicisp. 176
Final Mission, Final Rebuffp. 179
Epiloguep. 184
Rubens's Last Summer (1635-1640)
A Time for Livingp. 187
Painter of Womenp. 205
Landscapesp. 208
Metamorphosesp. 213
Principal Works Consultedp. 223
Notes and Referencesp. 226
Appendices
A letter in Latin by Philip Rubens to Peter Paul on his return from Spainp. 241
Introduction to The Palaces of Genoap. 243
Preparatory programme for work in the Medicis Galleryp. 245
Letter to Chancellor of Brabant, Peter Pecquius, of 30 September 1623p. 251
Rubens's letter to the Infanta Isabella of 15 March 1625p. 253
Negotiations with England: Discourses between Rubens and Gerbierp. 258
Letter given to Rubens by the Lord Treasurer of Englandp. 262
A letter from Rubens to the Conde-Duke D'Olivaresp. 264
Diploma of knighthood delivered to Rubensp. 268
Rubens's long letter from Mons of 1 August 1631p. 270
Indexp. 279

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