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

Charles V in Armour

Oil on canvas, 119 x 93 cm
Private collection

This is Rubens's copy of Titian's first portrait of the emperor, probably painted in Bologna early in 1530, in the weeks surrounding his coronation. This work has not survived, but its appearance is recorded in the apparently faithful copy.

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