Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens
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Explore Rubens's life and work in the context of his times: click on a date below to learn about events in that year (dates open in a pop-up window). View text-only timeline.


BACKGROUND
BACKGROUND
1560-1569








1566

1568
FAMILY IN EXILE
FAMILY IN EXILE
1570-1579




1573



1577
1578
1579
CHILDHOOD
CHILDHOOD
1580-1589



1581

1583



1587

1589
EARLY CAREER
EARLY CAREER
1590-1599



1591
1592



1596

1598
ITALY/ANTWERP
ITALY AND ANTWERP
1600-1609

1600
1601
1602
1603
1604
1605
1606

1608
1609
ANTWERP
ANTWERP
1610-1619


1610
1611

1613
1614

1616
1617
1618
ART AND DIPLOMACY
ART AND DIPLOMACY
1620-1629

1620
1621
1622
1623
1624
1625
1626
1627
1628
1629
LATE YEARS
LATE YEARS
1630-1640


1630

1632
1633

1635
1636
1637

1639
1640



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