Portrait of Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens Painting Reproductions 8 of 18

1577-1640

Flemish Baroque Painter

Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a Flemish artist and one of the most influential Baroque painters in European art history. He was known for his dynamic compositions, rich colors, and sensuous, fleshy figures. Rubens was also a skilled diplomat and a prolific artist who produced a vast body of work, including altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and historical paintings.

Rubens was born in Siegen, Westphalia (now in Germany) to a Calvinist father, Jan Rubens, and a Catholic mother, Maria Pypelincks. His father was a lawyer and an advisor to the Protestant Princess Anna of Saxony. Due to religious persecution, the family moved to Cologne, where Rubens spent his early childhood. After his father's death in 1587, the family returned to Antwerp, which was then part of the Spanish Netherlands.

In Antwerp, Rubens received a classical education and began his artistic training under several local painters, including Tobias Verhaecht, Adam van Noort, and Otto van Veen. He became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1598.

In 1600, Rubens traveled to Italy, where he was exposed to the works of Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. He was employed by the Duke of Mantua, Vincenzo Gonzaga, and was sent on diplomatic missions to Rome, where he studied classical art and the works of Caravaggio. Rubens' time in Italy had a profound impact on his artistic style, and he began to develop his signature Baroque style, characterized by dynamic compositions, dramatic lighting, and vivid colors.

Rubens returned to Antwerp in 1608, following the death of his mother. He was appointed court painter to the Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella, the Habsburg rulers of the Spanish Netherlands. He opened a large workshop, where he trained and collaborated with many artists, including Anthony van Dyck, who later became a renowned portraitist.

During this period, Rubens produced some of his most famous works, such as "The Descent from the Cross" (1612-1614) and "The Raising of the Cross" (1609-1610). He also painted numerous mythological and allegorical scenes, such as "The Garden of Love" (c. 1633) and "The Three Graces" (c. 1635).

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Rubens was a skilled diplomat. He was employed by the Habsburg rulers to negotiate peace between the Spanish Netherlands and the Dutch Republic, as well as between Spain and England. His diplomatic efforts culminated in the signing of the Treaty of Antwerp in 1609 and the Treaty of London in 1630.

Rubens married twice, first to Isabella Brant in 1609, with whom he had three children, and then to Hélène Fourment in 1630, with whom he had five children. He continued to paint prolifically until his death in 1640 at the age of 62.

Peter Paul Rubens' influence on European art was immense, and his work inspired generations of artists, including Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Watteau. His dynamic compositions, sensuous figures, and vivid colors continue to captivate audiences today, and his paintings can be found in major museums and collections around the world.

410 Rubens Paintings

Archduke Albrecht VII, Governor of the Netherlands, c.1613/15 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Archduke Albrecht VII, Governor of the Netherlands c.1613/15

Oil Painting
$1661
Canvas Print
$52.55
SKU: RPP-13748
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 105 x 74 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

King Ferdinand of Hungary meets Cardinal Infant Ferdinand, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands before the Battle of Noerdlingen, c.1634/35 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

King Ferdinand of Hungary meets Cardinal Infant ... c.1634/35

Oil Painting
$2442
Canvas Print
$63.44
SKU: RPP-13749
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 328 x 388 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

A Church Festival or Weding in a Village, c.1635/38 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

A Church Festival or Weding in a Village c.1635/38

Oil Painting
$10706
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13750
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 149 x 261 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Lamentation with Saint Mary and Saint John, c.1614/15 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Lamentation with Saint Mary and Saint John c.1614/15

Oil Painting
$1812
Canvas Print
$63.71
SKU: RPP-13751
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 107.5 x 115.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Martyrdom of Saint George, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Martyrdom of Saint George n.d.

Oil Painting
$2931
Canvas Print
$62.21
SKU: RPP-13752
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France

Infant Christ with John the Baptist and Two Angels, c.1615/20 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Infant Christ with John the Baptist and Two Angels c.1615/20

Oil Painting
$1742
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13754
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 76.5 x 122.3 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Young Woman with Fan (after Titian), c.1612/14 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Young Woman with Fan (after Titian) c.1612/14

Oil Painting
$1170
Canvas Print
$56.08
SKU: RPP-13756
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 96 x 73 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Alboin and Rosamunde, 1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Alboin and Rosamunde 1615

Oil Painting
$7882
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13757
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 132 x 202 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Coronation of the Victor, 1630 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Coronation of the Victor 1630

Oil Painting
$1257
Canvas Print
$79.36
SKU: RPP-13758
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 47.5 x 67.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Isabella of Bourbon, 1629 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Isabella of Bourbon 1629

Oil Painting
$715
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13759
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 48.5 x 40.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Ansegius and Saint Bega, c.1612/15 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Ansegius and Saint Bega c.1612/15

Oil Painting
$1413
Canvas Print
$60.18
SKU: RPP-13760
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 94 x 76 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Peasant Dance, c.1636/40 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Peasant Dance c.1636/40

Oil Painting
$4513
Canvas Print
$51.73
SKU: RPP-13761
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 73 x 106 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Assumption of Saint Mary, c.1611/14 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Assumption of Saint Mary c.1611/14

Oil Painting
$8587
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13762
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 458 x 297 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Felicity of the Regency, c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Felicity of the Regency c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$9189
Canvas Print
$57.45
SKU: RPP-13763
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Thomiris, Queen of the Scyths, Orders the Head of Cyrus Lowered into a Vessel of Blood, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Thomiris, Queen of the Scyths, Orders the Head of ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$4320
Canvas Print
$58.54
SKU: RPP-13764
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 263 x 199 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Adoration of the Magi, c.1626/29 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Adoration of the Magi c.1626/29

Oil Painting
$2727
Canvas Print
$58.40
SKU: RPP-13765
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 290 x 218 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Isabella d'Este (after Titian), c.1605 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Isabella d'Este (after Titian) c.1605

Oil Painting
$1735
Canvas Print
$60.04
SKU: RPP-13766
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 101.8 x 81 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Vincenzo II Gonzaga, c.1604/05 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Vincenzo II Gonzaga c.1604/05

Oil Painting
$857
Canvas Print
$85.41
SKU: RPP-13767
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 67 x 51.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Wild Boar Hunt, c.1615/20 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Wild Boar Hunt c.1615/20

Oil Painting
$3399
Canvas Print
$61.13
SKU: RPP-13768
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 137 x 168 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Drunk Hercules with Nymph and Satyr, c.1612/14 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Drunk Hercules with Nymph and Satyr c.1612/14

Oil Painting
$2877
Canvas Print
$67.39
SKU: RPP-13769
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 220 x 200 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Mars Crowned by the Goddess of Victory, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Mars Crowned by the Goddess of Victory n.d.

Oil Painting
$2414
Canvas Print
$67.93
SKU: RPP-13770
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 203 x 222 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Bathsheba at the Fountain, c.1635 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Bathsheba at the Fountain c.1635

Oil Painting
$2538
Canvas Print
$54.19
SKU: RPP-13771
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 175 x 126 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

The Judgement of Paris, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Judgement of Paris n.d.

Oil Painting
$2419
Canvas Print
$76.41
SKU: RPP-13772
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 49 x 63 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Lot and His Daughters, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Lot and His Daughters n.d.

Oil Painting
$2523
Canvas Print
$54.72
SKU: RPP-13773
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 108 x 146 cm
Staatliche Museum, Schwerin, Germany

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