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

A Landscape with a Shepherd and his Flock, c.1638 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13876-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:49.4 x 83.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A Shepherd with his Flock in a Woody Landscape, c.1615/22 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13875-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:64.3 x 94.3 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A Wagon fording a Stream, c.1625/40 by Rubens | Canvas Print

A Wagon fording a Stream c.1625/40

Giclée Canvas Print
$83.12
SKU: 13874-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:47 x 70.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Michael Ophovius, Bishop of  Hertogenbosch, c.1615/17 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13873-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:111.5 x 82.5 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Portrait of a Young Woman, c.1620/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Young Woman c.1620/30

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.29
SKU: 13872-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:97 x 67.8 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Portrait of a Monk, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Monk n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.30
SKU: 13871-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of Nicolaas Rockox, 1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of Nicolaas Rockox 1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.54
SKU: 13870-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:73 x 58 cm
Public Collection

Teresa of Avila's Vision of the Dove, c.1614 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13869-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:97 x 63 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Hygeia, Goddess of Health, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Hygeia, Goddess of Health c.1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.57
SKU: 13868-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:106.2 x 74.3 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Birth of the Milky Way, c.1637 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Birth of the Milky Way c.1637

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.71
SKU: 13867-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:181 x 244 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Portrait of the Artist, 1623 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of the Artist 1623

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.60
SKU: 13866-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:85.7 x 62.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Hercules Strangling the Nemean Lion, c.1620 by Rubens | Paper Art Print

Hercules Strangling the Nemean Lion c.1620

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: 13865-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:31.8 x 48.4 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, c.1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13864-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:445 x 571 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Marquis Ambrogio Spinola, c.1630 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Marquis Ambrogio Spinola c.1630

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.50
SKU: 13863-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:117.8 x 85.1 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

Portrait of Archduke Ferdinand, 1635 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Portrait of Archduke Ferdinand 1635

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.12
SKU: 13862-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:116.2 x 94 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

The Departure of Lot and His Family from Sodom, c.1613/15 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13861-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:220.3 x 243.8 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

The Defenders of the Eucharist, c.1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Defenders of the Eucharist c.1625

Giclée Canvas Print
$78.09
SKU: 13860-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:434.3 x 444.5 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

The Gathering of the Manna, c.1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Gathering of the Manna c.1625

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.92
SKU: 13859-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:487.7 x 411.5 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

The Four Evangelists, c.1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Four Evangelists c.1625

Giclée Canvas Print
$77.68
SKU: 13858-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:439.4 x 447 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Danae and the Shower of Gold, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Danae and the Shower of Gold n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.99
SKU: 13856-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:203.8 x 176 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Pausias and Glycera, c.1612/15 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Pausias and Glycera c.1612/15

Giclée Canvas Print
$73.26
SKU: 13855-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:203.2 x 194.3 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

The Triumph of Divine Love, c.1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Triumph of Divine Love c.1625

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.98
SKU: 13854-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:386 x 518.2 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

The Return from War (Mars Disarmed by Venus), c.1610/12 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13853-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:127.3 x 163.5 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

David Meeting Abigail, c.1620 by Rubens | Canvas Print

David Meeting Abigail c.1620

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: 13852-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:123.2 x 228 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

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