Bildnis des Hendrik van Thulden
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Bildnis des Hendrik van Thulden,

um 1615/16
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
123 x 105 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
316
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Bildnis des Hendrik van Thulden, um 1615/16, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/bwx0jVMGm8 (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
The theologian Hendrik van Thulden of Antwerp, who died shortly after the portrait was completed, was admitted to the Chapter of Antwerp Cathedral in 1610. Soon afterwards, he presided over St. George’s Church where he was to find his final resting place. Rubens used the black of the garments and a background in shades of brown to emphasise the facial features which suggest intelligence and a lively mind. His fingers, still between the pages of the book, give the portrait a spontaneous note.

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