Rubens and Britain
Focus display
Tate Britain: Display
21 Nov 2011 – 6 May 2012
Free

A draughtsman of extraordinary imagination, energy and skill, Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was the leading Flemish exponent of baroque painting and the most successful international artist of the seventeenth century, producing works for several of Europe’s crowned heads. A new display at Tate Britain explores this artist’s connections with Britain’s monarchy and court through a group of key works including significant loans.

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, 'The Apotheosis of James I and Other Studies: Multiple Sketch for the Banqueting House Ceiling, Whitehall' circa 1628-30

Sir Peter Paul Rubens
The Apotheosis of James I and Other Studies: Multiple Sketch for the Banqueting House Ceiling, Whitehall circa 1628-30
Oil on oak support, laminated onto a cradled mahogany support
support: 947 x 630 mm
Purchased with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Tate Members, the Art Fund in memory of Sir Oliver Millar (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) Viscount and Viscountess Hampden and Family, Monument Trust, Manny and Brigitta Davidson and the Family, and other donors 2008

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