Peter Paul Rubens: Porträt von Frans Francken I., ca. 1615, Öl auf Holz, 47 x 61 cm, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, Inv. Nr. 833.1.1
Werkstatt von Peter Paul Rubens: Porträt von Frans Francken I., Öl auf Holz, 64,1 x 48,6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Inv. Nr. 32.100.37
Anonym, Porträt von Frans Francken I., Holz, 58,5 x 42,7 cm, Aufbewahrungsort unbekannt
Anonym, Porträt von Frans Francken I., Holz, 53,5 x 42 cm, Aufbewahrungsort unbekannt
Anonym, Porträt von Frans Francken I., 65 x 49 cm, 1982 Privatsammlung, Ommel/Niederlande
Anonym, Porträt von Frans Francken I., ca. 1620, Öl auf Holz, 56 x 45 cm, Statens Museum for Kunst, Kopenhagen, Inv. Nr. KMSsp 199
Anonym, Porträt von Frans Francken I., Holz, 65 x 49 cm, 1995, Den Haag, Galerie Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder
Cornelis de Vos, Porträt von Frans Francken I., Holz 104,5 x 84,5 cm, Aufbewahrungsort unbekannt
Cornelis de Vos, Porträt von Frans Francken I., Technik und Maße unbekannt
The portrait of the Antwerp history painter Frans Francken had already been copied several times in the Rubens workshop and continued to inspire later generations of artists to do the same. However, in its execution, the 17th-century copy seems unfinished. The rendering of the face is less vivid and forceful than in the original. From 1817 to 1933, the Städel Museum owned another version of the portrait, which must have served Victor Müller as the starting point for his copy made at the affiliated Städelschule. Copying paintings after Old Masters was an important part of the education at art academies of the time: it trained aesthetic perception and familiarized the student with the basics of technique.
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