Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube,

um 1609/10
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand, auf Holz übertragen
Dimensions of the object
178 x 136,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
334
Acquisition
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 20.05.2022)
Rubens returned to Antwerp in 1608 after an eight-year stay in Italy. The following year he married Isabella Brant. This portrait was probably painted to mark this occasion. Both its representative format and the exquisite robes chosen served as a means of nobilitation. Through its allusions to Antiquity and the humanist tradition it also points to Rubens’s self-image as an artist. Honeysuckle is also commonly known as “the longer the better” and symbolises love’s durability.

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