Portrait of Nicolaas Rockox.

Portrait of Nicholaas Rockox

Oil on Panel

18.3 x 13.8 Inches

c. 1600 Otto van Veen

Provenance: Permanent Collection Rubenshuis, Antwerp.


At the time of this painting, I was incarnate, female and exceptionally beautiful. I was then a muse of both Otto van Veen and later his famous student, Sir Peter Paul Rubens.  Apparently, owing to his ‘shortcomings’, Rubens and I did not fare too well – size queen to the core as ever.  


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