Agrippina and Germanicus  1614

by Peter Paul Rubens

Between 1600 and 1608, Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Italy, where he immersed himself in the study of ancient sculpture. He admired the idealized beauty of its classical forms and recognized its importance as a pictorial source for Greek and Roman history. While in Italy, Rubens executed numerous drawings after antique sculpture—marble and bronze, freestanding and ...
66.4 x 57 cm (26 1/8 x 22 7/16 in.)
Oil on panel
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington