Recollections of Rubens.
London: Phaidon Press Ltd. All Rights Reserved by Phaidon Press Ltd. 1 Cromwell Place, London, S.W.7. MCML [1950.] Made in Great Britain and Printed at the Curwen Press.
8vo (190 x 121mm. 7½ x 4¾".), with marble board covers and calf spine with title in gilt.
An illustrated first edition. Jacob Burckhardt's penetrating essay conveys a vision of the background against which Ruben's works were produced, and gives revealing explanations of the paintings and their style, and a highly interesting sketch of the painter's life as well. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of the extravagant Baroque style that highlighted the late 16th and early 17th centuries. As a diplomat he was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England.
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