An Autumn Landscape with a View of Het Steen in the Early Morning

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On a crisp autumn morning, the rising sun casts a cool light on the manor house. Shadows are long and there’s a suggestion of dew on the grass of the meadows. The windows of the manor house and the stream meandering past it twinkle, and the few feathery clouds are tinged with gold. We are high up, so the view is spread before us, allowing us to pick out each incident within the whole: the man shooting partridges, the couple on their way to market and the lord and lady of the manor, the nearby nursemaid cradling their baby. Peter Paul Rubens worked as a diplomat as well as an artist, and had been ennobled both in Spain by Philip IV and in England by Charles I. His status and wealth enabled him to purchase the manor of Het Steen, near Malines (now known as Mechelen), in 1635.

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An Autumn Landscape with a View of Het Steen in the Early Morning


probably 1636


oil on oak


H 131.2 x W 229.2 cm

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Sir George Beaumont Gift, 1823/8

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