Bildnis des Don Fernando, Kardinal-Infant von Spanien
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Bildnis des Don Fernando, Kardinal-Infant von Spanien,

1628/29
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
117,7 x 84 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
335
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Bildnis des Don Fernando, Kardinal-Infant von Spanien, 1628/29, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/0vxoZ3D42V (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
Appointed archbishop of Toledo at the age of ten and, one year later, cardinal, Don Fernando, the third son of King Philip III of Spain, had political ambitions more than anything else. In 1634 he became the stadtholder of the Spanish Netherlands and participated in numerous campaigns up until his early death in 1641. This portrait was painted during Rubens’s second stay in Madrid. The influence of Titian, whose work he studied there, can be recognised in the streaked highlighting and broken shades of red.

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