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Portrait of the Archduke Albert
Studio of Peter Paul Rubens

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 Studio of Peter Paul Rubens
Artist dates 1577 - 1640
Full title Portrait of the Archduke Albert
Group The Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella
Date made about 1615
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 122 x 89 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Richard C. Jackson, 1923
Inventory number NG3818
Location in Gallery Not on display
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The Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella

These two paintings were made as pendants, or companion pieces, and would have hung next to each other.