Portrait of Galileo

Author:     Painted in: 1597-1681    Framework: Oil on canvas, 66x56    Located in: The Rubens Room

Painted in 1636 and sent as a gift by Galileo to a friend in Paris. Later in the collection of Ferdinando II de' Medici; at the Uffizi since about 1678.


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Born in Antwerp, Sustermans was a painter whose style was broad, using elements from the Baroque era of Flemish, French, Spanish and Venetian painters. He was sometimes known as Giusto Sustermans...Read more