RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
Portrait of a Chambermaidc. 1625
Sanguine with charcoal, 380 x 280 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna
The drawing is a study to the oil painting in The Hermitage, St. Petersburg. It is believed - because of the similarity to a drawing of Isabella Brandt (Rubens' first wife) in the British Museum, London - to be a posthumous portrait of Rubens' daughter Clara Serena (1611-1623).