Autumn landscape with the castle of Stan - Peter Paul Rubens. 131.2x229.2
In 1635 Peter Paul Rubens bought manor sten not far from Antwerp. It is noteworthy that on the gravestone of the artist in the church of St. Jacob in Antwerp, according to his desire, the following was stamped: "Lord Wall."
This work gives a somewhat romantic and idealized view of the landscape surrounding the castle, which has survived to this day. It is known that in reality the terrain here is flat, less spectacular. The painter conveyed the mood of late autumn: there is a cold morning breath, the rising sun illuminates the walls of the building. In the foreground, a domestic scene is shown: a cart is loading, and a hunter with a dog lurked nearby, tracking down partridges.
The researchers found that the picture, as Rubens had more than once, grew in size as the master worked on the composition. Initially, he conceived a small landscape, but in its final form the work consists of no less than 17 parts. This is one of the best landscapes in Flemish art of the 17th century.