Bildnis des Jan Brant
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Bildnis des Jan Brant,

1635
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
108 x 94,6 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
354
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Bildnis des Jan Brant, 1635, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/6kLaZNEG8V (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
Jan Brant, the father of Rubens’s first wife Isabella, was one of the leading humanists of his time. The inscription on the spine of one of the books is a reference to a commentary he published on an edition by Caesar that brought him great recognition. After studying law in Leuven, Orléans, and Bourges, he travelled to Italy and Germany before finally settling in Antwerp as a lawyer. He bequeathed his portrait to his grandson Albert Rubens who, like himself, had embarked on a legal career.

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