RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
Landscape with a Rainbow1632-35
Oil on canvas, 86 x 130 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
This painting displays the spirit of pastoral literature rather directly, which is emphasized by the Italianate appearance. This is obvious in the figures, the mountain view in the background and the architecture of the buildings.