Architecture
by Peter Paul RUBENS

Among the rare examples of Italianate domestic architecture in Antwerp are a few large houses built for painters. Obviously the standard was set by Rubens who between 1616 and 1621 had the house he had bought in 1610 with land along the Wapper converted and extended with a large studio. He drew the plans himself for the extension, which fulfilled the wishes of the artist, businessman, family man and art collector that he was.

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View of the garden façade
1616-21
Photo
Rubenshuis, Antwerp


View of the façade
1616-21
Photo
Rubenshuis, Antwerp


View of the façade
1616-21
Photo
Rubenshuis, Antwerp


View of the courtyard
1616-21
Photo
Rubenshuis, Antwerp


View of the portico
1616-21
Photo
Rubenshuis, Antwerp


View of the portico
1616-21
Photo
Rubenshuis, Antwerp


Page from the "Palazzi di Genova"
1622
Engraving
Library Royal Conservatoire, Antwerp


Page from the "Palazzi di Genova"
1622
Engraving
Library Royal Conservatoire, Antwerp



Summary of works by Rubens
Religious themes
until 1616 | 1617-20 | 1620s | 1630s
Altarpieces in Antwerp Cathedral | Biblical scenes
Mythological themes
until 1614 | 1614-29 | 1630s
Large royal projects | Allegorical themes
Portraits
until 1629 | 1630s
Miscellaneous
Landscapes | Hunting and other themes
Graphic works | Architecture



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