Half-length portrait of the philosopher Seneca

Peter Paul Rubens1614/1615

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany

At the beginning of this "Golden Age" painting, the Dutch painters discovered everyday life as a subject for painting and achieved incomparable heights of portraiture with their keen realism. Singular among the Flemish artists was Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), four of whose works belong to the Kunsthalle collection. One of them is the half-length portrait of the philosopher Seneca which was painted probably around 1614/15.


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