RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)

The Gonzaga Family Worshipping the Holy Trinity (detail)

1604-05
Oil on canvas
Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

On the right side of the painting Eleonora de' Medici, the wife of Vincenzo I, also very sumptuously dressed, is shown, kneeling next to her mother-in-law, Eleonora of Austria, the first protector of the Jesuit order in Mantuan territory. In the original composition, Vincenzo I and Eleonora's two daughters were behind her.




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