Le Chapeau de Paille (Portrait of Susanna Lunden?)1622 - 1625
This painting is one of the most famous by Rubens in the Collection. The title 'Le Chapeau de Paille' (meaning The Straw Hat) was first used in the 18th century. In fact the hat is not straw; 'paille' may be an error for 'poil', which is the French word for felt. The hat, which shades the face of the sitter, is the most prominent feature of the painting. Read more...
- 79 x 54.6 cm
- Oil on oak
- Courtesy of The National Gallery, London
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