peter-hunt

Peter Paul Rubens

Diana Returning From the Hunt

Netherlands (c. 1615)

Oil on Canvas, 184 x 136 cm.

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

An interesting note: The Black man carrying fruit in this painting is probably based on this study of a man by Rubens:

The fact that Rubens appears to have studied his model over a number of years indicates that the sitter was probably a resident of Antwerp rather than a onetime visitor, perhaps a servant in a wealthy local family. Held proposed that the same man may also have been painted by Jacob Jordaens, in a study of two heads formerly in the collection of Jacob Goldschmidt, New York.

[via bampfa.berkeley.edu]