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

Holy Family with St. Francis, c.1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Holy Family with St. Francis c.1625

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.26
SKU: 13974-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:193 x 236.2 cm
San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA

The Descent from the Cross, c.1614/15 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Descent from the Cross c.1614/15

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 13973-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:338 x 194 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France

The Treaty of Angouleme (The Medici Cycle), c.1621/25 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13972-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Martyrdom of St. Andrew, 1637 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Martyrdom of St. Andrew 1637

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.55
SKU: 13971-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:118 x 85 cm
Public Collection

Portrait of Marchesa Maria Serra Pallavicino, 1606 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13970-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:233.5 x 145 cm
Public Collection

The Holy Family under an Apple Tree, c.1632 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13969-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107 x 96.5 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Holy Trinity, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Holy Trinity n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$71.81
SKU: 13968-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:158 x 152 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Jan Gaspar Gevartius, c.1628 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Jan Gaspar Gevartius c.1628

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.29
SKU: 13967-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:119 x 98 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

The Meeting of David and Abigail, c.1625/28 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13966-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:178.5 x 249 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Virgin and Child Surrounded by the Holy Innocents (The Virgin with Angels), 1618 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13965-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:138 x 100 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Death of Adonis, c.1614 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Death of Adonis c.1614

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 13964-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:212 x 325 cm
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Venus, Cupid, Bacchus and Ceres, c.1613 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Venus, Cupid, Bacchus and Ceres c.1613

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.55
SKU: 13963-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel, Germany

Worship of Venus, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Worship of Venus n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$71.11
SKU: 13962-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:195 x 210 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Venus, Mars and Cupid, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Venus, Mars and Cupid n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 13961-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:195.2 x 133 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Warrior With Two Pages, c.1614/16 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Warrior With Two Pages c.1614/16

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.46
SKU: 13960-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:122.6 x 98.2 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Cimon and Iphigenia, c.1617 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Cimon and Iphigenia c.1617

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.76
SKU: 13959-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:208 x 282 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Cain Slaying Abel, c.1608/09 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Cain Slaying Abel c.1608/09

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.07
SKU: 13958-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:131.2 x 94.2 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

The Expulsion of Hagar, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Expulsion of Hagar n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.79
SKU: 13957-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:76.2 x 111.7 cm
Private Collection

Hunting a Wild Boar, c.1615/16 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Hunting a Wild Boar c.1615/16

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.35
SKU: 13956-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:250 x 320 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille, France

Self Portrait, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Self Portrait n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.07
SKU: 13955-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:62.5 x 45 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Catherine Manners, Duchess of Buckingham, c.1625/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13954-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Catherine Manners, Duchess of Buckingham, c.1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13953-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:79.7 x 65.7 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Two Apostles, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Two Apostles n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.39
SKU: 13952-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Crucifixion, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Crucifixion n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.10
SKU: 13951-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107 x 76 cm
Ciurlionis State Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

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