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HUNT BY RUBENS

June 10, 1957
June 10, 1957

Table of Contents
June 10, 1957

Baseball X-Ray
Acknowledgments
Gloom And Joy
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Duel In The Sun
Age Of Vardon
The Sporting Look
Tennis
Sport In Art
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

HUNT BY RUBENS

A master paints the explosive action of the kill

To Peter Paul Rubens, flamboyant disciple of a vigorous and confident age, man and beast were created to heroic proportions. In The Wolf and Fox Hunt the snarling and writhing animals are the center of a maelstrom of color and convulsive action into which huntsmen force themselves with spear and club while horses rear in nervous excitement. Rubens painted this monumental canvas circa 1617 for his friend and patron General Legranes, commander of the Marquis de los Balbases' Spanish artillery in Flanders. As a study of animals it has few peers, and the human figures (the mounted couple supposedly is the artist and his wife) are commanding and purposeful.

This is an article from the June 10, 1957 issue Original Layout

PHOTOCOURTESY OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK