Helene Fourment "im Brautkleid"

Helene Fourment "im Brautkleid"

More about this artwork
Four years after the death of his first wife (see "The Honeysuckle Bower"), Rubens married Helene Fourment, considered to be the prettiest woman in Flanders, the 16 year-old daughter of a merchant. Here he has depicted her dressed as a bride. Rubens first conceived the painting as a 3/4-figure, but later enlarged it to full-size.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
340
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
163,5 x 136,9 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1698 durch Kurfürst Max Emanuel von Gisbert van Colen erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Helene Fourment "im Brautkleid", um 1630/31, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/6kLaZ8PG8V (Last updated on 17.05.2020)

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