"Self-portrait Of Rubens By A Follower Of The Eighteenth Century."Oil on wood panel representing the famous self-portrait of Pierre Paul Rubens (oval format 22cm on 17cm) in a beautiful Dutch frame with porfil inverted blackened wood of the seventeenth century (47cm by 43cm). This painting represents the self-portrait of the famous painter Pierre Paul Rubens. Born June 28, 1577 in Siegen (Nassau-Siegen) and died May 30, 1640 in Antwerp, he was a Flemish Baroque painter. Assisted by an important workshop, Rubens produces a considerable work in various genres. He agrees to paint a large number of portraits but, "instinctively more interested in great works than in small curiosities" as he wrote himself, he pays little attention to details, which he does not paint. in depth and draws a few lines. Indeed, he will work at an extremely productive pace, producing 1403 paintings according to Michel Jaffé's catalog. He produces mainly religious projects, mythological paintings, and important series of historical paintings. Highly prized by the scholars for the erudition and charm of his conversation, he also played an important diplomatic role in his day and enjoyed an unrivaled social position among the artists of his time3,4.