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

Saint John the Evangelist, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint John the Evangelist c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.11
SKU: 13900-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107.5 x 83 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint James the Minor, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint James the Minor c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.52
SKU: 13899-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107 x 82.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint James the Elder, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint James the Elder c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.81
SKU: 13898-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:108 x 83 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Andrew, c.1611 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Andrew c.1611

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.25
SKU: 13897-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:108 x 84 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Landscape with Psyche and Jupiter, c.1610 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13896-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:95 x 129 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Ceres and Pan, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Ceres and Pan c.1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 13895-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:178.5 x 280.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Atalanta and Meleager Hunting the Wild Boar of Calydon, c.1636 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13894-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:162 x 264 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Ana of Austria, Wife of Louis XIII, c.1622 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13893-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:130 x 108 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Achilles Discovered by Ulysses Among the Daughters of Lycomedes, c.1625/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13892-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:107.5 x 145.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, c.1620/22 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Ignatius of Loyola c.1620/22

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 13891-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:223.5 x 138.4 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

Portrait of Louis XIII, King of France, c.1622/25 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13890-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:118 x 96.5 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

David Slaying Goliath, c.1616 by Rubens | Canvas Print

David Slaying Goliath c.1616

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.02
SKU: 13889-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:123 x 99 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

The Fall of Phaeton, c.1604/05 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Fall of Phaeton c.1604/05

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.73
SKU: 13888-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:98.4 x 131.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, c.1626 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13887-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:65.5 x 82.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Daniel in the Lions' Den, c.1614/16 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Daniel in the Lions' Den c.1614/16

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.34
SKU: 13886-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:224.2 x 330.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Portrait of the Infanta Isabella, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of the Infanta Isabella c.1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.34
SKU: 13885-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:120.5 x 88.8 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of the Archduke Albert, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of the Archduke Albert c.1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.65
SKU: 13884-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:122 x 89 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Holy Family with Saints in a Landscape, c.1635/40 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13883-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:119 x 158.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Rape of the Sabine Women, c.1635/40 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Rape of the Sabine Women c.1635/40

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.52
SKU: 13882-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:170 x 236.2 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Watering Place, c.1615/22 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Watering Place c.1615/22

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.34
SKU: 13881-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:99.4 x 135 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Brazen Serpent, c.1635/40 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Brazen Serpent c.1635/40

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.69
SKU: 13880-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:186.4 x 264.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel, c.1629/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13879-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:67 x 54 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Ludovicus Nonnius, c.1627 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of Ludovicus Nonnius c.1627

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.73
SKU: 13878-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:124.4 x 92.2 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A Roman Triumph, c.1630 by Rubens | Canvas Print

A Roman Triumph c.1630

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 13877-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:86.8 x 163.9 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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