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Rubens, Pieter Paul, 1577-1640.
Bathsheba at the Fountain Receiving King David's Letter (detail).
Bathsheba at the Fountain.
g Ca. 1635.
b 175 x 126 cm.
c Oil on wood.
Between 1623 and 1631, Rubens traveled frequently on diplomatic missions, visiting London and Madrid, where he received peerages from both Charles I of England and Philip IV of Spain. Isabella Brant died in 1626; in 1630 Rubens married the 16-year-old Helene Fourment, who sat for many portraits and other works, Bathsheba at the Fountain" is one. The twilight decade of 1630
Style: Flemish Northern Baroque.
School: Northern Baroque.
Painting; Fourment, Helene;
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Alte Meister (Old Masters). ID=GDAM
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Close detail: head of Bathsheba, brushwork.