Porträt der Aletheia Talbot, Gräfin Arundel

Porträt der Aletheia Talbot, Gräfin Arundel

Dating
1620
More about this artwork
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.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
352
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
262,5 x 266 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
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)

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