Heinrich IV. in der Schlacht bei Arques (mit Pieter Snayers)
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Heinrich IV. in der Schlacht bei Arques (mit Pieter Snayers),

um 1630/31
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
340 x 276 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
952
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Heinrich IV. in der Schlacht bei Arques (mit Pieter Snayers), um 1630/31, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ma4dqrXxrO (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
Parallel to the cycle for Marie de’ Medici, Rubens received the commission for a second series of works in 1622. This was dedicated to Marie’s husband, King Henry IV, and was to document events that actually took place with depictions of battles and victories. Rubens’s figures only occupy about one third of the pictorial space. The remaining area is reserved for Pieter Snayers’s accurate historical recording of the battle. Here, still their commander, Henry led the Huguenots into battle against the Catholic League. The painting remains unfinished as the cycle was never completed.

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