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 Proxy Marriage of Marie de Medici and Henri IV 5th October 1600, c.1621/25 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13950-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Hagar in the Desert, a.1630 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Hagar in the Desert a.1630

Giclée Canvas Print
$73.73
SKU: 13949-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:72.6 x 73.2 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Madame de Vicq, 1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of Madame de Vicq 1625

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.44
SKU: 13948-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:73.4 x 53 cm
Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ana Dorotea, Daughter of Rudolph II, 1628 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13947-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:73 x 65.4 cm
Wellington Museum, London, United Kingdom

Parrot, c.1630/40 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Parrot c.1630/40

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13946-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:46.9 x 37.7 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Lion Hunt, c.1616 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Lion Hunt c.1616

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.37
SKU: 13945-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Moses and the Brazen Serpent, c.1609/10 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Moses and the Brazen Serpent c.1609/10

Giclée Canvas Print
$69.60
SKU: 13944-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:161.2 x 146 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Anatomical Study (A Nude Striding to the Right), n.d. by Rubens | Paper Art Print
SKU: 13943-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, c.1604/05 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13942-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Public Collection

Portrait of a Man, c.1597/99 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Man c.1597/99

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.43
SKU: 13941-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Landscape with Rainbow, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Landscape with Rainbow n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.58
SKU: 13940-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:123 x 172 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France

Philippe Rubens (Artist's Brother), c.1610/11 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13939-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:68.5 x 53.5 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Conversion of St. Paul, c.1610/12 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Conversion of St. Paul c.1610/12

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.58
SKU: 13938-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:95.2 x 120.7 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Diana Returning from the Hunt, c.1616 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Diana Returning from the Hunt c.1616

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.33
SKU: 13937-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:136 x 184 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Mercury and Argus, c.1635/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Mercury and Argus c.1635/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.02
SKU: 13936-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:63 x 87.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Portrait of Helene Fourment with Gloves, c.1632 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13935-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:96.6 x 69.3 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Portrait of Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, c.1629/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13934-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:122.2 x 102 cm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA

The Judgement of Solomon, c.1617 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Judgement of Solomon c.1617

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.64
SKU: 13933-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:234 x 303 cm
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, c.1616/18 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13932-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:429 x 284 cm
Museum Kunst Palast , Dusseldorf, Germany

Holy Family with Parrot, c.1614 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Holy Family with Parrot c.1614

Giclée Canvas Print
$65.74
SKU: 13929-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:163 x 189 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

John the Evangelist (Right Panel of Christ in the Straw), c.1618 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13928-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:136 x 40 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Virgin and Child (Left Panel of Christ in the Straw), c.1618 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13927-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:136 x 40 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rosary, c.1609/10 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13926-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107 x 76.7 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Adoration of the Magi, c.1624 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Adoration of the Magi c.1624

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13925-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:63.6 x 48.3 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

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