Peter Paul Rubens

Portrait of Michael Ophovius (1570-1637)

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Peter Paul Rubens
Portrait of Michael Ophovius (1570-1637)

c. 1615-1617 Visitabile tra Sala 2

The black and white habit worn by this man tells us that he is a Dominican monk. He is Michael Ophovius, who from 1608 was Prior of St. Paul’s monastery in Antwerp. Rubens painted the Prior with outstretched hand and parted lips, as if he were debating or delivering a sermon. Ophovius’s sympathies lay with the Spanish, a position that would cost him dear. He was locked up in the Prison Gate here in The Hague for almost two years.

Rubens was the leading Flemish painter of the seventeenth century. With his flamboyant, baroque style, he influenced an entire generation of artists that came after him.

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Peter Paul Rubens
Portrait of Michael Ophovius (1570-1637)

c. 1615-1617 Visitabile tra Sala 2

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Informazioni generali
Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp)
Portrait of Michael Ophovius (1570-1637)
c. 1615-1617
painting
252
Sala 2
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
canvas
82.5 x 111.5 cm

Origine

Dominican monastery, Antwerp, c.1615/1617-c.1795; J.F. de Vinck van Wesel, Antwerp, 1813; Henricus-Josephus, Baron Stier van Aertselaer, Antwerp, 1814-1822; acquired by King William I for the Mauritshuis, 1822