Video: On Rubens' 'Helena Fourment'

Have you seen our poster girl Helena Fourment?

It’s such a stunning portrait that we had to use it on all the posters and marketing material for the Master Drawings exhibition.

Master Drawings poster

Rubens presents his young wife, Helena Fourment, whom he married in 1630 after having been a widower for four years, and not yet ‘inclined to live the abstinent life of the celibate’.

In this new video, exhibition curator Dr Stephanie Buck reveals more about this fascinating image:

 

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