Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube

Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube

More about this artwork
Directly after his return from Italy, the 32 year old Rubens married the 18 year old Isabella Brant. This double portrait, which broke new ground in portrait painting, was purportedly done shortly thereafter. Rubens did not however give up using traditional symbolism: Honeysuckle was a well known symbol for faithfulness and hands laid over one another ("dextrarum iunctio") have symbolized matrimony since ancient times. However these references are integrated into this snapshot-like scene in which middle-class contentedness, substantial affluence and strong affection are expressed.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
334
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
178 x 136,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand, auf Holz übertragen
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube, um 1609/10, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/o5xrMEr47X (Last updated on 17.05.2020)

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