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

Portrait of Kaspar Scioppius

c. 1606
Oil on canvas, 116 x 88 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

Kaspar Scioppius (1576-1649) was a German Lutheran, who had converted to Catholicism and become a vociferous propagandist for the papacy, both in Germany and Italy. Rubens painted the portrait during his stay in Rome.

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