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

Christ's Charge to Peter, c.1616 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Christ's Charge to Peter c.1616

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.54
SKU: 13924-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:139.2 x 114.8 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Holy Family with St. Elizabeth, St. John and a Dove, c.1609 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13923-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:138.4 x 120.6 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Death of Achilles, c.1630/35 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Death of Achilles c.1630/35

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.43
SKU: 13922-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107 x 109.2 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Jan van Montfort, c.1635 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of Jan van Montfort c.1635

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.62
SKU: 13921-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107.6 x 90.5 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of a Woman, c.1625/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Woman c.1625/30

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: 13920-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:86.8 x 59.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Pythagoras Advocating Vegetarianism, c.1618/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13919-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:262 x 378.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Assumption of the Virgin, c.1611/12 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Assumption of the Virgin c.1611/12

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: 13918-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:102 x 66.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Holy Family with Saint Francis, c.1630 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13917-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:191.5 x 214 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Milkmaids with Cattle in a Landscape (The Farm at Laken), c.1617/18 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13916-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:86 x 126 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Don Rodrigo Calderon on Horseback, c.1612/15 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13915-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:304.8 x 216.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Diana and her Nymphs Spied upon by Satyrs, c.1616 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13914-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:203 x 309.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Pan and Syrinx, c.1620/25 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Pan and Syrinx c.1620/25

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: 13913-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:62.7 x 90 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Landscape with St George and the Dragon, 1635 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13912-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:152.5 x 227 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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

The Annunciation n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: 13911-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Rubens House, Antwerp, Belgium

Helena Fourment, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Helena Fourment n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.93
SKU: 13910-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:75 x 56 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anne of Austria, c.1624 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Anne of Austria c.1624

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.62
SKU: 13909-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:105 x 74 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Holy Family Surrounded by Saints, c.1628 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13908-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:79.5 x 64 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Silenus or a Faun, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Silenus or a Faun c.1636/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: 13907-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:181.5 x 68 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Thomas, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Thomas c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.59
SKU: 13906-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:108 x 83 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Simon, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Simon c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.90
SKU: 13905-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107.5 x 82.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Philip, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Philip c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.76
SKU: 13904-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107 x 82.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Peter, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Peter c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.79
SKU: 13903-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107 x 82 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Matthew, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Matthew c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.51
SKU: 13902-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:106.5 x 82 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Mathias, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Mathias c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.90
SKU: 13901-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107.2 x 82.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

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