Portrait of Marchese Ambrogio Spinola

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens - Portrait of Marchese Ambrogio Spinola
The portrayed Marchese Ambrogio Spinola (1569-1630) was employed in the service of Archduke Albrecht and his wife. This Genoese was an outstanding military commander and statesman. As a man of strict principles, he gained respect not only at the Brussels court, but also among the Habsburgs’ opponents: he maintained good relations with the representatives of the Dutch aristocracy. Spinola´s friends included even Rubens, who created several portraits of the Marchese. The Prague one is considered the most valuable artistically.
measurements: height 116,5 cm
width 85 cm
material: wood
technique: oil
inventory number: O 9688
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters

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