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Early 20Th Century Flemish Sir Peter Rubens Copper Wall Sculpture

Stock No

CAC111

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2023
  • £400.00
  • €470 Euro
  • $509 US Dollar

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Item Description

Bring the exquisite charm of a Flemish artwork into your home with the Sir Peter Rubens Copper Wall Sculpture. This luxurious wall sculpture is crafted from the highest quality copper and features a lasting portrait of the master artist in all his glory. The timeless appeal of the Sir Peter Rubens Copper Wall Sculpture will elevate any space with its timeless sophistication.

Subject pictorial portrait in raised copper of the known Flemish artist Sir Peter Rubens in front side facing profile quarter length view. His name is spelt embossed in latin around the edges.

In the Baroque style.

Make a statement piece to your home or office with this collectible and highly sought after wall sculpture.

Made from copper the casting is superb with exceptional detail to his face, cavalier hat, moustache, beard and his decorative lace ruff collar.

An impressive size being 68 cm wide and 65 cm high.

Circa 1920 early 20th century.

Origin from Belgium stamped on the back.

Provenance from an antiques dealer in the Shires.

With metal hanging bracket on the back ready for your to display.

Sir Peter Paul Rubens 28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was a Flemish artist and diplomat from the Duchy of Brabant in the Southern Netherlands (modern-day Belgium). He is considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition. Rubens's highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history.

His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, dramatic artistic style promoted in the Counter-Reformation. Rubens was a painter producing altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. He was also a prolific designer of cartoons for the Flemish tapestry workshops and of frontispieces for the publishers in Antwerp.

In addition to running a large workshop in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England. Rubens was a prolific artist. The catalogue of his works by Michael Jaffé lists 1,403 pieces, excluding numerous copies made in his workshop.

His commissioned works were mostly history paintings, which included religious and mythological subjects, and hunt scenes. He painted portraits, especially of friends, and self-portraits, and in later life painted several landscapes. Rubens designed tapestries and prints, as well as his own house. He also oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the royal entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria in 1635. He wrote a book with illustrations of the palaces in Genoa, which was published in 1622 as Palazzi di Genova. The book was influential in spreading the Genoese palace style in Northern Europe.

 Rubens was an avid art collector and had one of the largest collections of art and books in Antwerp. He was also an art dealer and is known to have sold an important number of art objects to George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. He was one of the last major artists to make consistent use of wooden panels as a support medium, even for very large works, but he used canvas as well, especially when the work needed to be sent a long distance. For altarpieces he sometimes painted on slate to reduce reflection problems.

Condition report. 

Offered in fine charming old used patina condition. 

Having some noticeable wear some scratches, also some tiny holes, losses commensurate with usage & old age.

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Size

High (65 cm) 
Width (68 cm) 

Item Info

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Dimensions

H: 65cm W: 68cm D: 3cm

Period

1920

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)7494 763382

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