Frans Pourbus de Jonge

Temporary loan since 2016

Like Rubens, Frans Pourbus the Younger was not only a master in Antwerp, but also a court painter of the Count of Mantua, Vicenzo Gonzaga.

This portrait depicts the son of the Duke, Ferdinando Gonzaga, who later would succeed his father as ruler of the city. The detail of the gold-coated armour of the young man shows off Pourbus’ masterly talent as a portrait painter.

 

Specifications

  • Frans Pourbus De Jonge (1569-1622)
  • Portrait of Ferdinando Gonzaga (1587-1626)
  • Oil on canvas
  • Temporary loan, private collection, Antwerp