Landscapes
by Pieter Pauwel RUBENS

In the 1630s Rubens painted rural scenes and many idyllic landscapes. These are the clearest examples of Rubens's new empathy for and interest in country life. In these years he had an intimate relationship with the countryside, where he had acquired his country house 'Het Steen' at Elewijt.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Landscape with the Ruins of Mount Palatine in Rome
c. 1608
Oil on panel, 76 x 107 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1243*850
True Color
165 Kb



Return of the Prodigal Son
c. 1618
Oil on canvas, 107 x 155 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

1086*770
True Color
126 Kb



Farm at Laken
c. 1618
Oil on canvas
Royal Collection, London

1196*800
True Color
168 Kb



Landscape with Stone Carriers
c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 86 x 127 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1255*851
True Color
123 Kb



Summer
1620s
Oil on canvas, 142,8 x 222,8 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1137*720
True Color
165 Kb



Stormy Landscape
c. 1625
Oil on wood, 147 x 209 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

961*680
True Color
169 Kb



Ulysses and Nausicaa on the Island of the Phaeacians
c. 1627
Oil on wood, 128 x 207 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

1423*900
True Color
177 Kb



Landscape with Saint George and the Dragon
c. 1630
Oil on canvas, 152,4 x 226,7 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1148*760
True Color
150 Kb



Landscape with Cows and Wildfowlers
c. 1630
Oil on panel, 113 x 176 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1162*750
True Color
146 Kb



Landscape with a Rainbow
1632-35
Oil on canvas, 86 x 130 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1255*824
True Color
123 Kb



An Autumn Landscape with a View of Het Steen
c. 1635
Oil on wood, 137 x 235 cm
National Gallery, London

1308*750
True Color
180 Kb



Landscape with Cows
c. 1636
Oil on panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

800*545
True Color
146 Kb



The Village Fête (Flemish Kermis)
1635-38
Oil on wood, 149 x 261 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1326*750
True Color
153 Kb



The Village Fête (detail)
1635-38
Oil on wood
Musée du Louvre, Paris

900*1162
True Color
177 Kb



Landscape with a Rainbow
c. 1636
Oil on panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

800*626
True Color
165 Kb



Dance of Italian Villagers
c. 1636
Oil on wood, 73 x 106 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

1360*950
True Color
185 Kb



Tournament in front of Castle Steen
1635-37
Oil on wood, 72 x 106 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1244*850
True Color
147 Kb



Landscape with a Rainbow
c. 1638
Oil on panel, 136 x 236 cm
Wallace Collection, London

1361*770
True Color
164 Kb



Return from the Fields
c. 1640
Oil on wood, 121 x 194 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

1422*900
True Color
211 Kb




Summary of works by Rubens
Religious themes
until 1616 | 1617-20 | 1620s | 1630s
Altarpieces in Antwerp Cathedral | Biblical scenes
Mythological themes
until 1614 | 1614-29 | 1630s
Large royal projects | Allegorical themes
Portraits
until 1629 | 1630s
Miscellaneous
Landscapes | Hunting and other themes
Graphic works