Studies for the Painting ‘The Death of Decius Mus’

Studies for the Painting ‘The Death of Decius Mus’

Studies for the Painting ‘The Death of Decius Mus’
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Flanders
About 1617
Black chalk, heightened with white on laid paper
Width 31 cm x height 41.2 cm
Museum no. Dyce 516

The vigorously drawn studies on this sheet show the painter experimenting freely with various arm movements which are key features in the finished painting.