Porträt der Aletheia Talbot, Gräfin Arundel
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Porträt der Aletheia Talbot, Gräfin Arundel,

1620
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
262,5 x 266 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
352
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Porträt der Aletheia Talbot, Gräfin Arundel, 1620, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xlaPMLWv (Last updated on 30.12.2021)
Rubens seldom painted portraits-but here he made an exception. Aletheia Talbot married the influential English diplomat and art collector Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel. Like a princess surrounded by her entourage, she is seated on a terrace with a number of monumental columns behind her. Both the dog and the falcon are references to hunting-a privilege reserved for the nobility. In 1620, while the countess was on a brief stay in Antwerp, Rubens sketched the sitters' faces and recorded their posture in several drawings on which he also noted down the colours of the robes.

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