Peter Paul rubens: The adoration of the Magi (1609)

(Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain)

Painting number 4 this week. Again the same subject as the other paintings but now from the 17th century from Rubens. This painting was commissioned by the citycouncil of Antwerp for the 'statenkamer'in the Antwerp city hall were the negotiations for the 12-years truce between the Dutch Republic and spain would be held. Rubens made 4 paintings in total about the adoration of the magi, this version is his first one. Painting from 1609.