Frans Pourbus: life and works

Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569–1622) was a Flemish painter, son of Frans Pourbus the Elder and grandson of Pieter Pourbus. He was born in Antwerp and died in Paris. He is as a consequence referred to as “Frans II”.

Pourbus worked for many of the very influential people of his day, including the Brussels-based Spanish Regents of the Netherlands, the Duke of Mantua and Marie de’ Medici, Queen of France. Works of his can be found in the Royal Collection, the National Museum in Warsaw, the Louvre, the Prado, the Rijksmuseum, the Royal College of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many additional museums.

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