Peter Paul Rubens

Portrait of a Woman, possibly Clara Fourment (1593-1643)

1132 achterzijde
1132 ingelijst
1132 voorzijde
1132 voorzijde

Peter Paul Rubens
Portrait of a Woman, possibly Clara Fourment (1593-1643)

1630 Visible à Salle 2

This woman is probably Clara Fourment from Antwerp, and her husband Peter van Hecke is hanging on the left. They belonged to Rubens’ intimate family circle, as Clara was the elder sister of Rubens’ second wife Hélène. The couple clearly live in comfort, in view of their fashionable clothing of shiny black fabrics and fine lace collars, and Clara’s ostrich feather fan.

Rubens was the leading Flemish painter of the seventeenth century. His flamboyant, baroque style influenced a whole generation of artists after him.

Détails techniques
1132 voorzijde

Peter Paul Rubens
Portrait of a Woman, possibly Clara Fourment (1593-1643)

1630 Visible à Salle 2

Purchased with the support of the VriendenLoterij, the Ministery of Education, Culture and Science, the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, the National Art Collections Fund, the Mondriaan Foundation, the VSB Fund, the Rembrandt Association (supported by the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund), the Jaffé-Pierson Foundation, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and the Dr Hendrik Muller National Fund, 2003
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Détails

Informations générales
Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp)
Portrait of a Woman, possibly Clara Fourment (1593-1643)
1630
painting
1132
Salle 2
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
panel
90.5 x 114.5 cm

Origine

Vicomtesse de Spoelberch, Belgium; Léon Gauchez Gallery, Paris; sold to Edmond, Baron de Rothschild, Paris, before 1890; by inheritance to members of the Rothschild family, Château de Pregny, Geneva; Colnaghi Gallery, New York, 1983; Edward Speelman Gallery, London; on loan from a private collection, Switzerland, since 2000; purchased with the support of the VriendenLoterij, the Ministery of Education, Culture and Science, the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, the Fund for the National Cultural Heritage, the Mondriaan Foundation, the VSB Fund, the Rembrandt Association, supported by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, the Jaffé-Pierson Foundation, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, the Dr Hendrik Muller National Fund, 2003