The Decorations for the Pompa Introitus Ferdinandi (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, 16)
London & New York, Phaidon, 1972
(26.5 cm), (8), 278 pp.,  p. of plates (figs.1-114). Publisher’s black cloth, dust jacket. - Discussion of ephemeral decorations designed by Rubens for the visit in 1635 of Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Spain to Antwerp. Rubens was responsible for the design of nine of the twelve arches and stages which lined the route. His modelli are compared with etchings by Theodor van Thulden of the final decorations, published in Caspar Gevaerts’s sumptuous record of the occasion, Pompa Introitus Ferdinandi of 1641-1642. ¶ Several short tears in dust jacket; price clipped. Lacking publisher’s plain card slipcase. Clean, unmarked copy.