BALEN, Hendrick van
(b. 1575, Antwerpen, d. 1632, Antwerpen)

Holy Trinity

Oil on panel
Sint-Jacobskerk, Antwerp

Hendrick van Balen - particularly after about 1615 - had some significance as a painter of altarpieces of a monumental size. In these works the preference for colourful detail so characteristic of the cabinet painter is conspicuous. In the Holy Trinity the characters look monumental, unmistakably influenced by Rubens's style.

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