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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)

Winter: The Interior of a Barn c.1618-19

RCIN 401417

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The subject matter of this painting is mundane, with great attention to the details of a working farm and the contrast of the busy barn interior with the hush of the snowy landscape beyond. The family around the fire have been given shelter for the night, illustrating the theme of charity.