OIL PAINTING: Self-portrait With Isabella Brant, 1610
Rubens married a young woman who was eighteen years old,about half his age. Her name was Isabella Brant.
The featured painting on this page - Self-portrait With Isabella Brant ,is a portrait he painted of the two of them shortly after their marriage. They had three children and she died after 17 years of marriage.
Four years later, Rubens was married to Helene Fourment, a young woman only sixteen years old. They had five children and he painted many portraits of her.