Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Standard Name: Rubens, Sir Peter Paul


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Residence Margaret Cavendish
After months in Rotterdam hoping vainly for an invasion of England, Margaret Cavendish (then Marchioness of Newcastle) and her husband settled in the Rubenshuis in Antwerp, previously the house of Rubens the painter.
Jones, Kathleen. A Glorious Fame: The Life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, 1623-1673. Bloomsbury.
Travel Juliana Horatia Ewing
She spent the winter of 1862-63 staying with friends at Clyst St George, near Topsham in Devon.
Gatty, Horatia K. F. “Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books, 1885”. A Celebration of Women Writers, edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom.
Her earliest literary earnings paid for travel. On the proceeds of her first book she...


30 March 1643: An altarpiece by Rubens in Henrietta Maria's...

Building item

30 March 1643

An altarpiece by Rubens in Henrietta Maria 's Roman Catholic chapel in Somerset House, London (his only depiction of Christ on the cross), was destroyed by iconoclasts.

1824: The House of Commons voted to spend £60,000...

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The House of Commons voted to spend £60,000 to acquire the John Julius Angerstein art collection: this constituted the birth of the National Gallery .


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