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

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

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.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
Soaring plane image

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial