was a believer. His private correspondence reflects
devoutness and dependence upon the Deity.
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
"I know of nothing further I
can do, and trust my own good conscience and God's will."
"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 conclusion."
"I pray also that God will
grant you, as well as our beloved, every sort of blessing."
P. The letters of Peter Paul Rubens. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955.