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

Portrait of Ambrogio Spinola

Oil on oak, 117 x 85 cm
Národní Galerie, Prague

Don Ambrogio Spinola Doria, marqués de los Balbases (1569-1630), was an Italian general, at the service of Spain. He is often called "Ambrosio", especially in Spanish-speaking countries. The most significant act of his career was the taking of Breda, depicted in the famous painting by Velázquez.

This portrait of Spinola can be compared with his other portrait by Rubens, presently in Braunschweig.

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