Massacre of the Innocents
– SOLD FOR $76.7 MILLION (equivalent to $100.6 million in 2015) July 10, 2002 to Kenneth Thomson
– The buyer once the 9th richest person in the world with a $17.9 billion dollar fortune gifted this painting and others (in fact, his whole art collection) to the Art Gallery of Ontario later in 2002.
– If you are historically or biblically-minded youll be hard pressed to find a more interesting painting.
$194.00 – $1,046.00
- About Our Paintings
The painting is one of two done by Peter Paul Rubens with the Massacre of the Innocents name and theme. The piece shows the biblical massacre in Bethlehem (Gospel of Matthew). Its a gruesome scene, and one that the people of Antwerp could have related to, having experienced their own war and massacres just a few years before.
Historically the painting is important, as is the artist. Rubens is a giant amongst the old masters and hugely influential. The adjective rubenesque, a term meaning plump and sensuous, originates from the way he portrayed women in his art.
This painting will be made by an artist using oil paint on canvas. No printing or digital techniques will be used. All our art is painted in the Company of Painters' art studios.
We use high quality oil paints, canvas and brushes to ensure the best results. Your painting will last a lifetime.
We provide free shipping to any location in the world. All paintings are shipped in a dual layer protective tube.
We're so confident in the quality of our work that we'll refund your money in full if you are unhappy. Ordering from us is risk-free.
Company of Painters is not involved in reselling. We are artists ourselves and have our own studios. All our artists have over 15 years' experience in reproducing oil paintings.
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