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Lorenzo de' Medici

Rubens and Snyders– Frans Rubens with his Nursemaid
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Frans Rubens with his Nursemaid

Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders


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Artist Biography

Frans Rubens with his Nursemaid in the Fruit and Vegetable Larder

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was born in Westphalia of an Antwerp family. After training in various studios, he travelled to Italy in 1600, where he was Court Painter to the Duke of Mantua and able to study the work of artists of the High Renaissance. In 1608 he returned to Antwerp and became Court Painter to the Spanish Governors of the Netherlands. One of the greatest of Baroque painters, he is best known for his swirling compositions, rich glowing colours and voluptuous figures. He painted scenes from history and mythology, religious subjects, landscapes, and portraits which were often grand and imposing but also include tenderly intimate pictures of his family. He was also an accomplished linguist and diplomat, whose skillful conduct of negotiations between England and Spain won him an English knighthood in 1629.
    Frans Snyders (1579-1657) studied with Pieter Brueghel the Younger and his early work was strongly influenced by the flower and fruit paintings of the Brueghel School. He travelled to Italy in 1608-9 and on his return entered Rubens's studio. Here his style changed, his colour became stronger, the nature he drew more bountiful, with domestic animals and birds adding movement to his still-lifes. He also painted hunting scenes, and fights between wild animals.
   Rubens collaboration and friendship with Snyders lasted until his death in 1640, with Snyders painting the still-life and animals in Ruben's paintings, and Rubens the figures in Snyders's. In this painting Snyders first painted the still-life and the table, and Rubens added the figures of his son Frans, and the nursemaid on a separate strip of canvas. Frans Rubens was born in 1633 and this picture was painted in 1637-8.

Paper / Board

255gsm Art Paper

Our standard prints are reproduced on a premium semi matt finish paper. Its micro-porous resin coating provides exceptional colour accuracy and stability

315gsm Museum Quality Watercolour Art Board, Acid Free

Our watercolour board has a natural white finish with a slightly structured, soft-textured surface equivalent to a traditional etching fine art paper. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art reproduction with giclée technology. It is an archival quality paper with great colour accuracy.

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