Portrait of the Earl of Arundel by Peter Paul Rubens

Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel (1585-1646) was one of the leading members of Charles I's 'Whitehall' group of connoisseurs and collectors.


Pen & brush in brown ink over black & red chalk
27.5 x 19.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£172,750 ( Total: £900,000)
Acquired in:
Hotel Drouot, Paris

During his English sojourn Rubens visited and highly praised the Earl's collection. As a result of their meeting, Rubens made three painted portraits and this study. The rapport felt by the artist and sitter is immediately apparent in this unusually informal study. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.


The Comte du Chastelot-Andelot, Brussels.

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