Peter Paul Rubens, 1614 - Agrippina and Germanicus - fine art print

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Between 1600 and 1608, Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Italy, where he immersed himself in the study of ancient sculpture. He admired the idealized beauty of its classical forms and recognized its importance as a pictorial source for Greek and Roman history. While in Italy, Rubens executed numerous drawings after antique sculpture—marble and bronze, freestanding and relief—as well as antique gems, medallions, and cameos. These studies became sources of reference and inspiration for the artist, whose interest in classical antiquity continued unabated for the rest of his life.

The Gallery’s double-profile image of Agrippina (14 BC – 33 AD), the granddaughter of Emperor Augustus, and her husband, Germanicus (b. 15 BC), a prominent and highly lauded commander-in-chief in the Gallic and Germanic provinces of the Roman Empire, is one of the most vivid manifestations of Rubens’s interest in antique sculpture. Executed around 1614, it resembles a cameo in subject and composition, yet, as was Rubens’s great talent, the figures feel full of life. He subtly differentiated Agrippina’s luminous, ivory-colored flesh from the ruddy complexion of her husband, and used rhythmic touches of his brush to create accents of light that give life to her wavy golden hair.

Despite the fact that Rubens’s double-profile has pictorial roots in the overlapping profiles occasionally found in ancient cameos and coins, there is no direct pictorial source for this painting. Most ancient cameos and medals with overlapping images of male and female heads depicted the male in the foreground, but here Rubens has granted Agrippina pride of place. Technical evidence suggests that he initially intended to portray Agrippina alone, and only later extended the panel to include Germanicus. Agrippina was deeply connected to the city of Cologne, Rubens’s hometown, where she famously helped to defend a bridge in AD 14, thereby ensuring the safe return of Roman soldiers from battle. The city was, thus, named Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) after her daughter Agrippina the Younger. It may be that Rubens executed the painting in commemoration of her noble actions, and over the course of its evolution, those of her husband as well.

Specifications of the art replica Agrippina and Germanicus

"Agrippina and Germanicus" is an artpiece painted by Peter Paul Rubens. The version of the painting had the following size: 66,4 x 57 cm (26 1/8 x 22 7/16 in) and was made with the medium oil on panel. Nowadays, this piece of art is included in the digital art collection of National Gallery of Art. With courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington (public domain).The creditline of the artpiece is the following: . The alignment is in portrait format and has a ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The diplomat, painter Peter Paul Rubens was an artist, whose artistic style was mainly Baroque. The Baroque painter was born in the year 1577 in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and passed away at the age of 63 in 1640.

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Artist overview table

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

Structured table of the artwork

Title of the painting: "Agrippina and Germanicus"
Categorization: painting
Generic term: classic art
Temporal classification: 17th century
Created in the year: 1614
Approximate age of artwork: more than 400 years
Original medium: oil on panel
Size of the original work of art: 66,4 x 57 cm (26 1/8 x 22 7/16 in)
Museum / location: National Gallery of Art
Place of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Web URL: National Gallery of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

The product

Product categorization: art copy
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct print
Manufacturing: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Intended usage: wall gallery, wall décor
Artwork orientation: portrait alignment
Image ratio: 1 : 1.2
Meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Materials you can select: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium print variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Frame: please consider that this product does not have a frame

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