RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
St Gregory the Great with Saints1606
Oil on canvas, 146 x 119 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
This painting is the first of the many 'modelli' which Rubens painted as a study for the altarpiece commissioned by the Oratorians. This version was inspired by similar altar compositions by Correggio.