The Fur
Peter Paul Rubens - circa 1630-1640
800 x 1670 • 92 KB
In this painting the artist portrayed his second wife, Helena Fourment nude but for a fur. This was certainly his favourite among the many paintings exhibiting her undeniable charms. At all events, he refused to part with Het Pelsken. In tones worthy of Titian, he painted Helena with curly hair, her nipples erect, her nudity barely concealed by a fur wrap better suited to her husband\'s bulk than her own. Her expression is difficult to read: is her mutinous air intended as a provocation, or was she simply anxious to wrap herself up against the cold?
Owner/Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum  (Austria - Vienna)
Dates: circa 1630-1640
Artist age:Approximately 63 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 176 cm (69.29 in.), Width: 83 cm (32.68 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on board
Entered by: Member laure9 on 15 August 2008.
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