Portrait of Peter Paul Rubens

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1577-1640

Flemish Baroque Painter

Peter Paul Rubens was a prominent Flemish Baroque painter, known for his large-scale religious and mythological scenes, portraits, and landscapes. He was born on June 28, 1577, in Siegen, Westphalia (now Germany), to Jan Rubens, a lawyer and Antwerp alderman, and his wife Maria Pypelincks. His family was forced to flee to Cologne due to his father's involvement in a scandal with the wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange.

In 1589, after his father's death, Rubens and his family returned to Antwerp, where he received his early artistic training from Tobias Verhaecht, Adam van Noort, and Otto van Veen. In 1600, he traveled to Italy to further study art and was heavily influenced by the works of Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.

Rubens worked for the Duke of Mantua, Vincenzo Gonzaga, for eight years, painting various works for the duke's palace and traveling on diplomatic missions. During this time, he also visited Rome and Florence, where he copied masterpieces and studied classical art and architecture.

In 1608, Rubens returned to Antwerp after his mother's death. He was appointed court painter to the Habsburg governors of the Netherlands, Archduke Albert and Archduchess Isabella. He married Isabella Brant in 1609 and established a successful studio, employing numerous assistants and apprentices, including the young Anthony van Dyck.

Rubens's fame quickly spread across Europe, and he received commissions from various rulers, including King Philip IV of Spain, King Charles I of England, and Queen Marie de' Medici of France. His paintings were known for their dramatic, emotional intensity and sensuous color, as well as his ability to capture movement and texture.

Some of Rubens's most famous works include "The Descent from the Cross" (1612–1614), "The Raising of the Cross" (1610–1611), "The Massacre of the Innocents" (1611–1612), and "The Garden of Love" (c. 1633). He also painted numerous portraits, such as "The Four Philosophers" (c. 1611–1612) and "The Duke of Buckingham" (1625).

In 1626, Rubens's wife Isabella died, and in 1630, he married the 16-year-old Hélène Fourment. He began to focus more on landscape painting and created some of his most famous landscapes during this time, such as "The Château de Steen with Hunter" (c. 1635–1638).

Rubens also continued to work as a diplomat, helping to negotiate the Treaty of Antwerp in 1609 and the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659. He was knighted by both King Philip IV of Spain and King Charles I of England for his diplomatic efforts.

Peter Paul Rubens died on May 30, 1640, in Antwerp at the age of 62. His artistic legacy has had a lasting impact on the history of European art, and his influence can be seen in the works of many later artists, including Rembrandt, Watteau, and Delacroix.

403 Rubens Artworks

The Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder, c.1630/35 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 19609-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:106.8 x 108.5 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

The Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder, c.1613/14 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 19608-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:125 x 95.2 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Gaius Julius Caesar, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Gaius Julius Caesar n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.30
SKU: 19207-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:68.2 x 52 cm
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

Artemisia, c.1615/16 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Artemisia c.1615/16

Giclée Canvas Print
$68.73
SKU: 19206-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:98 x 105 cm
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

Boreas Abducting Oreithyia, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Boreas Abducting Oreithyia c.1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$72.67
SKU: 19205-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:149 x 144 cm
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

Coronation of Diana, c.1624 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Coronation of Diana c.1624

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.41
SKU: 19203-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:165.5 x 187 cm
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

Perseus Freeing Andromeda, c.1620/22 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Perseus Freeing Andromeda c.1620/22

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.08
SKU: 19202-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:99.7 x 139.6 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Saint Jerome, 1610 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Jerome 1610

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.17
SKU: 19201-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:185.5 x 135.5 cm
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

Bust of Philosopher Seneca, c.1614/15 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Bust of Philosopher Seneca c.1614/15

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.02
SKU: 18896-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:64.8 x 49.7 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

Portrait of Brussels Goldsmith Robert Staes, His Wife Anna and Their Son Albert, c.1610/11 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 18895-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:116 x 112.5 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

Agrippina and Germanicus, c.1614 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Agrippina and Germanicus c.1614

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.83
SKU: 17791-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:66.4 x 57 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Deborah Kip and Her Children, c.1629/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Deborah Kip and Her Children c.1629/30

Giclée Canvas Print
$69.95
SKU: 17790-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:165.8 x 177.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Adoration of the Kings, c.1633/34 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Adoration of the Kings c.1633/34

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.98
SKU: 17726-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:328 x 247 cm
Public Collection

The Feast of Herod, c.1635/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Feast of Herod c.1635/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.02
SKU: 17546-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:208.3 x 271.5 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

One of the Three Magi: Gaspar, c.1618 by Rubens | Canvas Print

One of the Three Magi: Gaspar c.1618

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.16
SKU: 16657-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:66.8 x 52.3 cm
Museo de Arte, Ponce

One of the Three Magi: Melchior, c.1618 by Rubens | Canvas Print

One of the Three Magi: Melchior c.1618

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.44
SKU: 16656-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:66.8 x 51.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 16550-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:74.3 x 114.7 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Assumption of the Virgin, b.1640 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Assumption of the Virgin b.1640

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: 15933-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:490 x 325 cm
Antwerp Cathedral, Antwerp, Belgium

The Four Evangelists, c.1614 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Four Evangelists c.1614

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.97
SKU: 14593-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:224 x 270 cm
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

The Massacre of the Innocents, c.1610/12 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Massacre of the Innocents c.1610/12

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.97
SKU: 14442-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:142 x 182 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Christ Crucified, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Christ Crucified n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: 13978-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:221 x 121 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

The Christ Child and the Infant John the Baptist, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13977-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:111.7 x 148.9 cm
Private Collection

Equestrian Portrait of King Philip IV of Spain, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13976-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:337 x 263 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

The Madonna and Child, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Madonna and Child n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.33
SKU: 13975-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Public Collection

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