The Battle of the Amazons

Lucas Vorsterman after Peter Paul Rubens, The Battle of the Amazons, 1623, Copperplate Print, 857 × 1202 mm, London, British Museum

In June 1620, Aletheia Howard, Countess of Arundel, traveled from London to Antwerp and met Peter Paul Rubens, who painted an impressive larger-than-life portrait of the English collector. During the portrait session, Lady Arundel had the opportunity to admire the painting of the Battle of the Amazons. Continue reading “The Battle of the Amazons”