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List of famous Peter Paul Rubens History paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. Peter Paul Rubens is revered by art enthusiasts everywhere, having created some of the most historic History paintings of all time. These popular Peter Paul Rubens History paintings have sold for up to a few hundred thousand dollars, so if you want an original in your home then you better start saving. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see History paintings that Peter Paul Rubens created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Peter Paul Rubens History paintings by clicking the names of the pieces. You can vote for any of these items, from The Elevation of the Cross to The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus This list answers the questions, "What are the most famous Peter Paul Rubens History paintings?" and "What are examples of Peter Paul Rubens History paintings?"
Assumption of the Virgin Mary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous History Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens
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The Assumption of the Virgin Mary or Assumption of the Holy Virgin, is a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, completed in 1626 as an altarpiece for the high altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, where it remains. In Rubens' depiction of the Assumption of Mary, a choir of angels lifts her in a spiraling motion toward a burst of divine light. Around her tomb are gathered the 12 apostles — some with their arms raised in awe; others reaching to touch her discarded shroud. The women in the painting are thought to be Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary's two sisters. A kneeling woman holds a flower, referring to the lilies that miraculously filled the empty coffin. The Antwerp Cathedral of Our ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Subject: Assumption of Mary

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

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Daniel in the Lions' Den is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous History Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens
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"Daniel in the Lions' Den" (c. 1615) is a painting by Sir Peter Paul Rubens. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Subject: Daniel

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

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Massacre of the Innocents (Alt... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous History Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens
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Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Subject: Massacre of the Innocents

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

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The Rape of the Daughters of L... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous History Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens
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Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus (c. 1617) is a painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Subject: Castor and Pollux, Phoebe, Hilaeira

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

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