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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Painter

Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Artist associated with 39 portraits
An exponent of the Baroque style, and a pre-eminent artist of the seventeenth century. He was a leading painter of altarpieces, history painting, large-scale decorations and landscapes. Born in Germany, Rubens moved to Antwerp in around 1588, where he trained with Otto van Veen. He travelled in Italy between 1600 and 1608, where he was influenced by ancient and Italian Renaissance art. In 1609, he became court painter to Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella, Governors of the Netherlands for Spain. From 1628 to 1630, Rubens returned to Spain, where he met Velázquez, then came to England. A scholar, collector and diplomat, he was knighted by Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England.

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2391

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
oil on canvas, 1629
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2391

1652

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
oil on canvas, (circa 1630)
NPG 1652

D26217

Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barbarini)

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26217

D27272

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by John Simon, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, circa 1630
NPG D27272

D28249

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

by Johannes Meyssens, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28249

D5236

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by John Simon, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, (circa 1630)
NPG D5236

D19704

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by John Simon, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, (circa 1630)
NPG D19704

D19675

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

by and published by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
engraving, (1632)
NPG D19675

D23010

Landscape with a waggon

by William Faithorne, after Schelte Bolswert, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, circa 1650s-1680s
NPG D23010

D11838

Narcissus

published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, 1683
NPG D11838

D11904

Roman Charity

published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11904

D26227

Maximilian de Bethune

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D26227

D18613

Thomas Parr

by George Powle, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
drypoint, 18th century
NPG D18613

D18614

Thomas Parr

by George Powle, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
drypoint, 18th century
NPG D18614

D26490

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D26490

D28250

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
stipple and line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D28250

D28498

Thomas Parr

by George Powle, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
drypoint, mid to late 18th century
NPG D28498

D34778

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia

by Andrew Miller, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, 1730s-1740s
NPG D34778

D5468

Thomas Parr

by George Powle, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
drypoint, late 18th century
NPG D5468