The Triumph of the Eucharist. Defenders of the Eucharist. Detail of St Clare and
17th c Flemish Baroque Painting
Peter Paul RUBENS
(Siegen. Westphalia. , 28 June 1577 - 30 May 1640, Antwerp. Belgium. )
Sarasota. Florida. John & Mable Ringling Circus Museum.
The Fides Catholica ( Triumph of the Catholic Faith) tapestry was designed by Rubens made by Frans van der Hecke. It was made for Isabella Clara Eugenia daughter of Philip II & governer of Netherlands for Convent of Las Descalzas Reales (Poor Clares). Paintings are full scale cartoons for tapestries. St. Clare has the features of the Infanta Isabelle.