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Rubens

[roo-buh nz; Flemish ry-buh ns] /ˈru bənz; Flemish ˈrü bəns/
noun
1.
Peter Paul
[pee-ter pawl;; Flemish pey-tuh r poul] /ˈpi tər pɔl;; Flemish ˈpeɪ tər paʊl/ (Show IPA),
1577–1640, Flemish painter.
Related forms
Rubenesque, Rubensian
[roo-ben-zee-uh n] /ruˈbɛn zi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Rubens

/ˈruːbɪnz/
noun
1.
Sir Peter Paul. 1577–1640, Flemish painter, regarded as the greatest exponent of the Baroque: appointed (1609) painter to Archduke Albert of Austria, who gave him many commissions, artistic and diplomatic. He was knighted by Charles I of England in 1629. His prolific output includes the triptych in Antwerp Cathedral, Descent from the Cross (1611–14), The Rape of the Sabines (1635), and his Self-Portrait (?1639)
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