Study for Balthazar

Oil on paper laid down on panel | 54 x 39.3cm | c. 1609-1611

Peter Paul Rubens

Before Rubens completed a large-scale painting The Adoration of the Magi (Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado; 1609, repainted 1628-29), he made this oil sketch to establish the expression of Balthazar, the Black African king in the scene. Balthazar's s...
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