Arts Everyday Living: Children in Art—Portrait of a Family Through the Eyes of Rubens

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (and possibly Jacob Jordaens), Deborah Kip, Wife of Sir Balthasar Gerbier and Her Children, 1629/1630, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Both members of royalty and aristocrats were eager to have their portraits done by the internationally renowned Flemish Baroque master Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). He was particularly adept at capturing the innocence and appeal of children.

 

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