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

Matthaeus Yrsselius, Abbot of Sint-Michiel's Abbey in Antwerp

c. 1624
Oil on oak panel, 120 x 103 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

In his portrait, Matthaeus Yrsselius (1541-1629) wears the white habit of the Premonstratensians with the mitre and the crosier by his side. The panel was originally placed by the abbot's grave in the church of the St. Michael's Abbey.

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