Rubens's Massacre of the Innocents in the Thomson Collection

Rubens's Massacre of the Innocents in the Thomson Collection


The recent rediscovery of Rubens’s Massacre of the Innocents offers an important opportunity to reassess the painter’s early career. Of Rubens’s works immediately following his return to Antwerp in 1608, it is the most assured, achieving a remarkable complexity both compositionally and emotionally.

David Jaffé, Senior Curator at the National Gallery, London, considers the work in its context, discussing the numerous sources and influences – both visual and literary – from which Rubens drew. He also compares it to contemporary works by the artist, such as the London National Gallery’s Samson and Delilah, and publishes new research illuminating the career and profile of the Massacre’s first owner, the Milanese merchant resident in Antwerp Jacopo Carenna.

Product Code 1013676
ISBN 9781903470817
author David Jaffe
format Paperback
GTIN 9781903470817
illustrations 148
pages 194
published Oct 2008
publisher Paul Holberton Publishing
Dimensions 24 X 27 X 1.8 cm
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