RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
An Autumn Landscape with a View of Het Steenc. 1635
Oil on wood, 137 x 235 cm
National Gallery, London
At the end of his life, Rubens's art tended to be meditative. His favourite dwelling-place was a country-house just outside Antwerp, from which his gaze could lose itself in the limitless calm of the Flemish plain.