Vintage Etching by the artist Peter Paul Rubens: The Painter's Daughter 1877
A little girl wearing traditional Flemish dress of the 1600's
some yellowing of paper due to age but overall very good condition
Paper 9 3/8" wide x 13 3/8", printed area 6" x 7 3/8"
Signature below image
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was a Flemish artist and diplomat. He is considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. Rubens's highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, color, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, dramatic artistic style promoted in the Counter-Reformation. Rubens specialized in making altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.
The artist had eight children, three with Isabella and five with Hélène; his youngest child was born eight months after his death.