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 Banquet of Tereus, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Banquet of Tereus c.1636/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.99
SKU: 13797-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:195.5 x 266 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Mercury and Argos, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Mercury and Argos c.1636/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13796-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:179 x 297 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Vulcan Forging the Lightning of Jupiter, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13795-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:181 x 97 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

God Saturn Devouring His Son, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

God Saturn Devouring His Son c.1636/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13794-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:180 x 87 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

God Mercury, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

God Mercury c.1636/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13793-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:180 x 69 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Fortune, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Fortune c.1636/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13792-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:182.3 x 100.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Ceres with Two Nymphs, c.1624 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Ceres with Two Nymphs c.1624

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.75
SKU: 13791-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:223 x 162 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Marie de Medici Escaping from Blois, 21st-22nd February 1619 (The Medici Cycle), c.1621/25 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13790-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:395 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Achilles Discovered by Ulysses and Diomedes, c.1617 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13789-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:248.5 x 269.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Portrait of Artist Son Nicolas, 1621 by Rubens | Paper Art Print

Portrait of Artist Son Nicolas 1621

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.66
SKU: 13788-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:25.2 x 20.3 cm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Hermit (Descent from Cross Altarpiece - Closed Right Side), c.1611/14 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13787-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:420 x 150 cm
O.L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Belgium

Saint Christopher (Descent from Cross Altarpiece - Closed Left Side), c.1611/14 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13786-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:420 x 150 cm
O.L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Belgium

Presentation in the Temple (Descent from Cross Altarpiece - Right Panel), c.1611/14 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13785-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:420 x 150 cm
O.L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Belgium

Visitation (Descent from Cross Altarpiece - Left Panel), c.1611/14 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13784-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:420 x 150 cm
O.L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Belgium

Heraclitus (The Crying Philosopher), c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13783-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:183 x 64.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Diana and Calisto, c.1638/40 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Diana and Calisto c.1638/40

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13782-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:202.6 x 325.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Isabella Brant, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Isabella Brant n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.93
SKU: 13781-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:86 x 62 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

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

Landscape with Birdcatcher n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13780-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:45.8 x 84.6 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Lot and His Family Leaving Sodom, 1625 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Lot and His Family Leaving Sodom 1625

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13779-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:74 x 118 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Helene Fourment with Carriage, n.d. by Rubens | Canvas Print

Helene Fourment with Carriage n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.03
SKU: 13778-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:195 x 132 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Rape of Ganymede, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Canvas Print

The Rape of Ganymede c.1636/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 13777-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:181 x 87 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Ambrosius and Emperor Theodosius, c.1615/16 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13776-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:362 x 246 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Abraham and Melchizedek, c.1615/18 by Rubens | Canvas Print

Abraham and Melchizedek c.1615/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.79
SKU: 13775-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:204 x 250 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Caen, France

The Holy Family Resting under an Apple Tree (Ildefonso Altar), c.1630/32 by Rubens | Canvas Print
SKU: 13774-RPP
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size:353 x 233 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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