Why were Don Diego and Juan on their way to Italy?

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Juan accompanied the painter to Italy so Don Diego could carry out an array of artistic and somewhat political tasks: see great art Rubens had mentioned, buy art for the king, copy some art, and paint the portrait of the king's sister.

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