Peter Paul Rubens, 1606 - Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria - fine art print

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General description from National Gallery of Art (© - by National Gallery of Art -

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: Canvas: 152.5 x 99 cm (60 1/16 x 39 in.) Framed: 188 x 134.6 x 10.8 cm (74 x 53 x 4 1/4 in.)

Peter Paul Rubens lived and studied in Italy between 1600 and 1609, absorbing the country's cultural riches and artistic heritage. During a stay in Genoa in 1606, he painted the portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria. The 22-year-old newlywed was from one of the republic's leading noble families. The imposing setting and the marchesa's aristocratic appearance leave little doubt that she was a person of wealth and status. Rubens integrated light and color, as well as the marchesa's pose and the dynamic diagonals of the architecture, to enliven her stately image. Light flooding into the scene creates boldly expressive folds in her heavy satin dress, while the red of the drape adds dramatic emphasis. The direction of her gaze and the perspective of the architecture indicate that the painting was meant to be hung high on a wall—well above the viewer.

A drawing in the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City reveals that the picture was originally even grander: Rubens executed a full-length portrait, with the marchesa standing on a terrace with a view into the distant landscape at the left, but unfortunately, at some point during the 19th century, the canvas was cut down to its present format.

The marchesa's young face, animated by her large, keen brown eyes and gentle smile, is set off by her enormous yet elegant ruff. Her commanding presence is further accentuated by the glowing satin, the lace of her gown, her jewels, and the elaborate hair ornament crowning her carefully curled locks. Behind her, the rich luster of the marble and stone of a palazzo add to the sense of limitless luxury. The Spinola family, major art patrons in Genoa, derived their affluence from mercantile and banking enterprises. It was the norm for families to consolidate their wealth through intermarriage, and Brigida Spinola married her cousin Giacomo Massimiliano Doria in 1605. Widowed in 1613, she later married the widower Giovanni Vincenzo Imperiale, a senator of the Genoese republic who was also devoted to poetry and art collecting. The marchesa's self-possession also may have been engendered by the unusual—for that era—legal rights and civic role that Genoa's constitution granted its women. The future Pope Pius II, while still a youthful secretary to a Cardinal, commented that Genoa was a "paradise for women."

Rubens visited Genoa, a wealthy financial and mercantile center, at least twice and clearly admired the city and its people. Their active lifestyles as bankers, merchants, ship owners, and military leaders would have reminded him of Antwerp, the economic and cultural center of the Southern Netherlands. By the time he made this portrait, Rubens had been in Italy six years. Trained in classical ideals and philosophy, he had travelled from Antwerp to Italy around 1600 to experience firsthand its artistic traditions, not only those coming from antiquity and the Renaissance, including the work of Raphael and Michelangelo, but also those being created by contemporary artists such as Caravaggio. The inspiration he gained from this multifaceted exposure profoundly affected his own style of painting and became the foundation for his future work.

Structured artwork data

Painting name: "Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria"
Classification of the artwork: painting
Broad category: classic art
Artwork century: 17th century
Artpiece year: 1606
Artwork age: around 410 years
Painted on: oil on canvas
Original artwork size: 152,5 x 99 cm (60 1/16 x 39 in)
Museum / collection: National Gallery of Art
Location of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Museum website: National Gallery of Art
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artist details table

Name: Peter Paul Rubens
Aliases: Rubens Pierre-Paul, Rubens d'Anversa, P. Paulus Rubbens, Rubens ou sa manière, Rubens Pietro Paolo, Rubenso fiamengo, Petro Paulo Rubes, Ruben, P. Pauel Rubens, Pieter Paul Rubbens, Peter Paul Rubens, Pietro Paolo Fumino, Pieter Paulo Rubbens, P. Paolo Rubens, P.-P. Rubens, Rubens P.P., Pietro Pauolo Rubens, Pablo Rubes, Sir P. Paul Rubens, Rubens P. P., רובנס פטר פול, Petrus Paulus Rubbens, P. v. Rubens, P. P. Rubens, Pet. Paul Rubens, Rubenns Peter Paul, Rupens, Pedro Pablo de Rubenes, Pietro Paolo Rubbens, Petro Paul Rubens, Pierre-Paul Rubens, Chev. Pet. Paul. Rubens, Sir P. P. Rubens, Ruwens, Reubens, Rubens Pieter-Pauwel, Pierre Paul Rubbens, Sir P.P. Rubens, Pieree Paul Rubens, Pedro Pablo Rubenes, רובנס פטר פאול, Rubens Sir, Ruebens Peter Paul, Rubens Pieter Paul, Paul Reubens, Pierre Rubens, Rubins, P. Rubbens, Pietro Paolo Rubens, Peter Paolo Rubens, Petri Paulo Rubbens, Rubbens, P.P Rubens, Pietro Pauolo, rrubes, Paulo Rubbens, Rubens Sir Peter Paul, petrus paul rubens, Pietro Paulo Rubens, Petro Paulo Rubbens, rubens p. p., pieter paul rubens, Reuben, P.P. Rubbens, Pietro Paolo, Piere Paul Rubens, Paul Rubens, Sir P.Paul Rubens, P. Reuben, P. Paulo Rubbens, P.P. Rubeens, Rubens ou dans sa maniere, Rubens Peeter Pauwel, P.o Pablo Rubens, Rhubens, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, P. Paul Rubens, Rubenns, P: P: Rubbens, Ribbens, Rubens, Pierre-Paul Rubbens, Ubens Fiammingo, Buddens, Rubens Pietro Paolo, Rubens Peter Paul, Ruben Peter Paul, Rubens Sir Peter Paul Flem., Rurens, Ruuenes Peter Paul, Pieter Paulus Rubbens, Paolo Rubens, Rubeen, Rubben, Rubin, Peter Paul Reubens, Sir P. Reuben, Petrus Paulus Rubens, Ruebens, Rubenes, Pierre Paul Rubens, Pietropaolo Rubenz, Ruvens, Pietro Robino, Rubens Peter Paul, Peter Poulo Ribbens, Ruben's, Ruvenes, rubens petrus paulus, P. Ribbens, P. Rubens, Bubens, P. P. Reubens, Pedro Paulo Rubbens, P.P. Rubens, Rubens Peter Paul Sir, P. P. Rubbens, PP. Rubens
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality of artist: Dutch
Jobs of the artist: diplomat, painter
Country of origin: the Netherlands
Classification of the artist: old master
Styles: Baroque
Life span: 63 years
Born: 1577
Place of birth: Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Died in the year: 1640
Deceased in (place): Antwerp, Antwerpen province, Flanders, Belgium

Structured article information

Print product type: art print
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing process: UV direct print (digital printing)
Production: manufactured in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended product usage: wall picture, art print gallery
Orientation of the image: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 2 : 3 - length : width
Meaning: the length is 33% shorter than the width
Material variants: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) variants: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Poster print (canvas paper): 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Aluminium dibond print options: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Frame: please note that this art copy has no frame

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Art product summary

In 1606 the male Dutch artist Peter Paul Rubens created the classic art piece of art. The original version measures the size: 152,5 x 99 cm (60 1/16 x 39 in). Oil on canvas was applied by the European painter as the medium of the painting. Moveover, this artwork belongs to the National Gallery of Art's art collection in Washington D.C., United States of America. The classic art public domain masterpiece is provided with courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.: . The alignment is portrait with a side ratio of 2 : 3, meaning that the length is 33% shorter than the width. The diplomat, painter Peter Paul Rubens was an artist, whose style can be attributed mainly to Baroque. The Dutch artist lived for a total of 63 years and was born in the year 1577 in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and deceased in the year 1640 in Antwerp, Antwerpen province, Flanders, Belgium.

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