Portrait of Nicolas Trigault in Chinese Costume

Black, red, and white chalk, blue pastel, and pen and brown and black ink on light brown laid paper | 44.6 x 24.8cm | 1617

Peter Paul Rubens

This magnificent costume study is also an affecting portrait of Nicolas Trigault, a Flemish Jesuit missionary to China. Rubens, who had close ties to the Jesuit college of Antwerp, made the drawing when Trigault visited the city to raise funds and re...
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