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Title:
Peter Paul Rubens, a touch of brilliance : oil sketches and related works from the State Hermitage Museum and the Courtauld Institute Gallery.
Author:
Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
Publication Information:
Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Hermitage Rooms, Courtauld Institute of Art, London from 20 September 2003 to 8 February 2004."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9783791330266

9783791360096
Format :
Book

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"Two celebrated and complementary collections of Rubens' sketches - in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - are brought together to form the basis of this study of the artist's work." "Often regarded as one of the most compelling and remarkable aspects of the artist's work, Rubens' oil sketches reveal the genesis of many of his most important commissions. This book, published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Hermitage Rooms, Courtauld Institute of Art, focuses on Rubens' projects where the Hermitage and Courtauld holdings are exceptionally rich, including the ceiling of the Banqueting House at Whitehall, and the now lost ceiling of the Jesuit church in Antwerp. By bringing together preparatory material from a number of major commissions this book aims to provide a concentrated account of the role of the oil sketch in Rubens' work."--BOOK JACKET."Two celebrated and complementary collections of Rubens' sketches - in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - are brought together to form the basis of this study of the artist's work." "Often regarded as one of the most compelling and remarkable aspects of the artist's work, Rubens' oil sketches reveal the genesis of many of his most important commissions. This book, published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Hermitage Rooms, Courtauld Institute of Art, focuses on Rubens' projects where the Hermitage and Courtauld holdings are exceptionally rich, including the ceiling of the Banqueting House at Whitehall, and the now lost ceiling of the Jesuit church in Antwerp. By bringing together preparatory material from a number of major commissions this book aims to provide a concentrated account of the role of the oil sketch in Rubens' work."--BOOK JACKET.


Table of Contents

Joanna WoodallErnst Vegelin van ClaerbergenAlexey LarionovNatalya Gritsay
Trustees and Supportersp. 6
Directors' Forewordp. 7
Drawing in Colourp. 9
'Everything connected with Rubens interests me': Collecting Rubens' Oil Sketches: The Case of Count Antoine Seilernp. 23
Rubens in 1611: The Turning Pointp. 31
The Role of Sketches in Rubens' Work on the Ceiling of the Banqueting House of the Palace of Whitehallp. 45
CatalogueStephanie-Suzanne Durante
The Descent from the Crossp. 54
The Assumption of the Virginp. 62
The Conversion of St Paulp. 66
The Ceilings of the Jesuit Church, Antwerpp. 74
The Medici Cyclep. 86
The Ceiling of the Banqueting House, Whitehallp. 94
The Triumphal Entry of Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand into Antwerpp. 102
Additional Worksp. 112
Lenders to the Exhibition and Photographic Creditsp. 127