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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Frances and Armand Hammer Purchase Fund (M.69.20)

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Peter Paul Rubens, one of the great Flemish artists of the 17th century, was a prominent figure in the Catholic church, the royal courts, and commercial centers of the Low Country. Trained in Antwerp, Rubens traveled to Italy in 1600 where he absorbed the work of Italian artists such as Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Correggio, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, and Annibale Carracci. A highly expressive and imaginative artist, Rubens was also one of the busiest and most entrepreneurial—he set up a large workshop, staffed with apprentices and students, that turned out numerous religious pictures, mythological scenes, classical and modern history paintings, and portraits. Rubens influenced many younger artists for centuries, including Jean-Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Théodore Géricault, and Eugène Delacroix. The term “Rubenesque” is still used to describe large, fleshy women who recall the ones included in so many of Rubens’ masterpieces.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions
2016
Portrait of the ArtistRoyal Collection Trust
2015
Rubens and His Legacy: From Van Dyck to CézanneRoyal Academy of Arts
The Golden Cabinet. Royal Museum at the Rockox HouseKoninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts
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The Israelites Gathering Manna in the Desert, ca. 1626-1627

Oil on wood
25 1/2 × 21 in
64.8 × 53.3 cm
Location
Los Angeles

In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Frances and Armand Hammer Purchase …

Medium
Image rights
Image provided by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Peter Paul Rubens, one of the great Flemish artists of the 17th century, was a prominent figure in the Catholic church, the royal courts, and commercial centers of the Low Country. Trained in Antwerp, Rubens traveled to Italy in 1600 where he absorbed the work of Italian artists such as Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Correggio, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, and Annibale Carracci. A highly expressive and imaginative artist, Rubens was also one of the busiest and most entrepreneurial—he set up a large workshop, staffed with apprentices and students, that turned out numerous religious pictures, mythological scenes, classical and modern history paintings, and portraits. Rubens influenced many younger artists for centuries, including Jean-Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Théodore Géricault, and Eugène Delacroix. The term “Rubenesque” is still used to describe large, fleshy women who recall the ones included in so many of Rubens’ masterpieces.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions (3)
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