Portrait of the Archduke Albert

The Archduke Albert of Austria (1559 - 1621) was appointed Governor of the Netherlands in 1595, and from 1598 became joint sovereign of the Seventeen Provinces with his wife, the Infanta Isabella. Rubens was appointed their court painter in 1609, but excused from living in Brussels.

A 'Portrait of the Infanta Isabella' forms a pendant to this work.

Key facts

Artist dates
1577 - 1640
Full title
Portrait of the Archduke Albert
Date made
about 1615
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
122 x 89 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Richard C. Jackson, 1923
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella

Studio of Peter Paul Rubens
about 1615
Attributed to the Studio of Peter Paul Rubens: 'Portrait of the Infanta Isabella'