Portrait of the Infanta Isabella

Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566 - 1633), Archduchess of Austria, was the daughter of Philip II of Spain by whom she was made joint Sovereign of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands with her husband, the Archduke Albert, in 1598.

A 'Portrait of the Archduke Albert' forms a pendant to this work. Both compositions were engraved in 1615 as after Rubens. Rubens was Isabella and Albert's court painter and became the Infanta's trusted adviser after her husband's death in 1621. These portraits were probably painted in the artist's studio after prototypes by the master that no longer survive.

Key facts

Artist dates
1577 - 1640
Full title
Portrait of the Infanta Isabella
Date made
about 1615
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
120.5 x 88.8 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 Archduke Albert'