Christoffel Jeger (1596-1652/53)
after Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Hercules, woodcut, 1630s
Bucharest, National Museum of Art of Romania
The exhibition features twenty-eight engravings, woodcuts and litographs from the collection of the Prints and Drawings Department of the National Museum of Art of Romania.
Engravings by Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675), Christoffel Jeger (1570/90-1652), Paulus Pontius (1603-1658) and Schelte Adams Bolswert (1586-1659) provide a meaningful insight into the impressive output of prints created in Rubens’s studio. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prints after Rubens’s paintings are shown alongside engravings after works by his collaborators.
The exhibition illustrates Rubens’s major themes: religious subjects, mythological themes, a special place being given to certain antique motifs which Rubens discovered during his stay in Italy, as well as portraits and landscapes.