Peter Paul Rubens

The Battle for Tunis, ca. 1635
Berlin, Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu [..]
Object information
Object category
painting, oil sketch
panel (oak), oil paint
cradled panel which is composed of five boards, joined horizontally; their width is respectively (from te top of the panel): 12,5 cm, 19 cm, 19,5 cm, 19,5 cm and 7,5 cm; the last board was a late addition, and is primed in brown, rather than the greyish tone of the rest
Rubens evidently expanded the composition as he worked on it, adding a strip of wood along the bottom on which the details are only roughly indicated over the brown layer of priming
rectangle (landscape format) 76,5 x 120 cm
Current attribution
Peter Paul Rubens
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1635 (1630 - 1640)
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Creation date: 2002-06-12; Last modified date: 2017-01-23


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