The Rainbow Landscape

The Rainbow Landscape

Peter Paul Rubens

  • Year created: c. 1636
  • Creator: Peter Paul Rubens
  • Country of Origin: Flanders
  • Dimensions: 135.6 x 235 cm
  • Collection: Paintings
  • Gallery: Great Gallery

Rubens is the greatest Flemish painter of the Baroque era. This magnificent view likely represents the area around his country house, outside Antwerp, which Rubens bought in 1635 for his retirement. Hearty peasants and milkmaids return from the fields; some drive home cattle while others gather hay. Rubens turned to landscape late in his career. Many of the landscapes he painted, including this one, were produced for his own pleasure and enjoyment.

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P63, The Rainbow Landscape, Peter Paul Rubens

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