Rubens's Massacre of the Innocents

David Jaffé

Date Published :
September 2009
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Series :
The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Illustration :
148 illustrations
No associated books available.


The recent rediscovery of Rubens’s Massacre of the Innocents (bought by Lord Thomson for £50 million in 2002) 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.

More from this publisher