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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)

Portrait of a Woman c.1625-30

Oil on panel | 86.8 x 59.3 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external) | RCIN 400118

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens, 1577–1640 PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN Oil on panel, c.1630 RCIN 400118 This striking portrait belonged to Rubens’ in-laws, and is assumed to represent a member of his family, which would explain its directness and informality. Rubens learned from Titian an ideal beauty of oval cheeks and almond eyes; he adds a fleshiness of his own in the dimples and the folds in the neck.

Acquired by George IV in 1818, when Prince Regent