Hero Crowned by Victory.
17th c Flemish Baroque Painting
Peter Paul RUBENS
(Siegen. Westphalia. , 28 June 1577 - 30 May 1640, Antwerp. Belgium. )
Oil on panel
Munich. Alte Pinakothek.
An armored warrior is crowned by a nude winged female Victory. Has been interpreted as the victory of virtue over Luxury (seated nude woman on the right); Intemperance (man lying on the ground); and Envy (the shadowed figure in the right-hand background).