PETER PAUL RUBENS
Rubens was a believer. His private correspondence reflects
both devoutness and dependence upon the Deity.
“I call the Lord to witness
that I have treated him like a brother” (Rubens, 1955, 96).
“I can finish the whole by the
end of next January, ( God granting me life and breath)” (Ibid., 99).
“I know of nothing further I
can do, and trust my own good conscience and God’s will” (Ibid., 203).
“I pray to God to employ us
more successfully in the future, in this and other occasions”
“It rests upon the Lord God to
give me life and health
to bring the work to a good