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

Sir Thomas More, c.1625/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Sir Thomas More c.1625/30

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.41
SKU: 13827-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:105.6 x 73 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Faun and Nymph, c.1620 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Faun and Nymph c.1620

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.85
SKU: 13826-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Museum Mayer van der Berg, Antwerp, Belgium

Education of Marie de Medici, c.1621/25 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Education of Marie de Medici c.1621/25

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.78
SKU: 13825-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Archduke Alberto de Austria, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Archduke Alberto de Austria c.1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13824-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:113.5 x 177.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia, c.1615 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia c.1615

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13819-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:113 x 175.8 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Adam and Eve, c.1599 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Adam and Eve c.1599

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.47
SKU: 13818-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:180 x 158 cm
Public Collection

Landscape with Rainbow, c.1636 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Landscape with Rainbow c.1636

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.26
SKU: 13817-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:unknown
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Council of the Gods, c.1622/25 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Council of the Gods c.1622/25

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13816-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:394 x 702 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Act of Devotion by Rudolf I of Habsburg, b.1630 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13814-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:199 x 286 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Drunken Silenus, c.1611/12 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Drunken Silenus c.1611/12

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.95
SKU: 13813-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:158 x 217 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Portrait of a Woman (Susanna Lunden), n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13812-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:76.8 x 60 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Garden of Love (Right Part), n.d. by Rubens | Paper Art Print

The Garden of Love (Right Part) n.d.

Giclée Paper Art Print
$80.20
SKU: 13811-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:47.6 x 70.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Garden of Love (Left Part), n.d. by Rubens | Paper Art Print

The Garden of Love (Left Part) n.d.

Giclée Paper Art Print
$77.90
SKU: 13810-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:46.3 x 70.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Study of Two Heads, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Study of Two Heads n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.51
SKU: 13809-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:70 x 52 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

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

Portrait of a Man n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13808-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:21.6 x 14.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Atalanta and Meleager, c.1616 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Atalanta and Meleager c.1616

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.96
SKU: 13807-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:133.4 x 106.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

A Forest at Dawn with a Deer Hunt, c.1635 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13805-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:61.5 x 90.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Holy Family with Saints Francis and Anne and the Infant Saint John the Baptist, c.1630/35 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13804-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:176.5 x 208.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Wolf and Fox Hunt, c.1615/21 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Wolf and Fox Hunt c.1615/21

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13803-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:245.4 x 376.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Venus and Cupid (after Titian), c.1606/11 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13802-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:137 x 111 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Sebastian, c.1618 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Saint Sebastian c.1618

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13801-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:200 x 128 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Perseus Freeing Andromeda, 1638 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Perseus Freeing Andromeda 1638

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13800-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:189 x 94 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Orpheus and Euridice with Pluto and Proserpina, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13799-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:196.5 x 247.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Vision of Saint Hubertus, c.1615/30 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Vision of Saint Hubertus c.1615/30

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13798-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:63 x 100.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

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