Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube

Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube

More about this artwork
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.
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 20.05.2022)

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