Hélène Fourment (1614 - 1673) (after Rubens)

attributed to Jan Boeckhorst (1604/5 - 1668)
National Trust Inventory Number 1535118

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1630 - 1640
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 699 x 540 mm (27 1/2 x 21 1/4 in)
Place of origin Flanders (Belgium from 1830)
Collection Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire
On show at Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Hélène Fourment (1614 - 1673), attributed to Jan Boeckhorst (1604/5 - 1668), after Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Seigen 1577 - Antwerp 1640), 1630/40. A half-length portrait to right, head turned towards specator, her left hand held across her body, holding a fan; she wears a black velvet cap with ostrich feather and black velvet dress with lace collar. The second wife of Rubens whom he married in 1630 when she was only 16. Many versions of the picture exist.


Duke of Richmond in 19th century; Anthony de Rothschild, 1930; given to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961) with the house in 1949

Credit line

Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

attributed to Jan Boeckhorst (1604/5 - 1668), artist
after Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640), artist


Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no. 64

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Place of origin Flanders (Belgium from 1830) (45)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire (76)
Periods 17th century (33416)
Maker Jan Boeckhorst (1604/5 - 1668) (3)
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640) (96)
Subjects Hélène Fourment (1614 - 1673) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

Record Status


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