Peter Paul Rubens, 1624 - Matthaeus Yrsselius (1541-1629), Abbot of St Michael's - fine art print

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The artwork "Matthaeus Yrsselius (1541-1629), Abbot of St Michael's" by the Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens as your new art copy

"Matthaeus Yrsselius (1541-1629), Abbot of St Michael's" is an artpiece painted by the painter Peter Paul Rubens. Nowadays, the work of art is part of the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)'s art collection, which is the largest museum of fine arts in Denmark and is attached to the Danish Ministry of Culture.. With courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark (public domain license).: . What is more, the alignment is in portrait format with a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The diplomat, painter Peter Paul Rubens was a European artist from the Netherlands, whose art style was primarily Baroque. The artist lived for 63 years, born in the year 1577 in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and passed away in 1640 in Antwerp, Antwerpen province, Flanders, Belgium.

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Print prodct: fine art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: UV direct print
Production: manufactured in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Product use: wall art, art collection (reproductions)
Orientation of the artwork: portrait format
Image ratio: length to width 1 : 1.2
Aspect ratio implication: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Materials you can choose from: metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Framing of the art copy: not included

Piece of art table

Title of the artpiece: "Matthaeus Yrsselius (1541-1629), Abbot of St Michael's"
Classification: painting
General term: classic art
Artwork century: 17th century
Artwork year: 1624
Artwork age: over 390 years old
Exhibited in: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Place of the museum: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website of Museum: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

About the painter

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

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What does the curator team of the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) state about this 17th century artwork made by Peter Paul Rubens? (© - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - www.smk.dk)

Yrsselius was originally a sepulchral tablet accompanied by an epitaph which does not survive today. The tablet was originally placed by the abbot’s grave in the church of the St.Michael’s Abbey. A few years prior to his death the abbot gave the church an altarpiece for the high altar, featuring a Rubens painting of the Adoration of the Magi.

Part of an all-inclusive decoration The tablet was intended to be hung in such a way that the abbot looked towards the high altar with his hands folded in “eternal prayer”, taking part in the adoration of the Christ Child on the altarpiece. This form of all-inclusive decoration, where figures in paintings are connected by the mental bridge established through a gaze, a gesture, or spatial links, is a typical feature of the Baroque.

The portrait's colour scheme Matthæus Yrsselius had his portrait painting wearing the white habit of the Premonstratensians with the mitre and the crozier by his side. In a colour scheme typical for Rubens, the white habit shines like mother-of-pearl against a lacquer-red background where the shadow cast by the crozier gives depth.

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