Agrippina and Germanicus is a 1614 double portrait painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens.
Analysis of Agrippina and Germanicus
Agrippina and Germanicus is a double portrait of famed ancient Roman general Germanicus and his wife Agrippina, daughter of Augustus the first emperor, painted by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens in 1614.
After a celebrated career, Germanicus is said to have been poisoned in Antioch, Greece on the orders of the emperor Tiberius who feared his popularity. There is tension in Rubens’ painting between the formal composition and the realism of the flesh tones.
Peter Paul Rubens’s Agrippina and Germanicus is in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in the United States.