RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria1606
Oil on canvas, 152 x 99 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The painting was done while Rubens was in Genoa in 1606. It was cut down from a full-length portrait in which the young Marchesa (age 22) appears in the porch of a villa. We know this from a study drawing for the portrait, which is in the The Morgan Library and Museum, New York.