[roo-buh nz; Flemish ry-buh ns]
  1. Pe·ter Paul [pee-ter pawl; Flemish pey-tuhr poul] /ˈpi tər pɔl; Flemish ˈpeɪ tər paʊl/, 1577–1640, Flemish painter.
Related formsRu·ben·esque, Ru·ben·si·an [roo-ben-zee-uh n] /ruˈbɛn zi ən/, adjective


[roo-buh n]
  1. Douay Bible. Reuben(defs 1, 2).
  2. a male given name, form of Reuben. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. Sir Peter Paul . 1577–1640, Flemish painter, regarded as the greatest exponent of the Baroque: appointed (1609) painter to Archduke Albert of Austria, who gave him many commissions, artistic and diplomatic. He was knighted by Charles I of England in 1629. His prolific output includes the triptych in Antwerp Cathedral, Descent from the Cross (1611–14), The Rape of the Sabines (1635), and his Self-Portrait (?1639)
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