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Portrait of Isabella Brant by Rubens, c. 1620-1625 (Cleveland Museum of Art)
|Died||15 July 1626 (aged 34)|
|Cause of death||Bubonic plague|
|Spouse(s)||Peter Paul Rubens|
|Children||Clara Rubens, Nikolaas Rubens, Albert Rubens|
|Parent(s)||Jan Brant (father), Clara de Moy (mother)|
Isabella Brant (or Brandt; 1591– July 15, 1626 ) was a Flemish artists' model who was the first wife of painter Peter Paul Rubens. She was the daughter of Jan Brant, an important city official in Antwerp, and Clara de Moy. Brant married Rubens on 3 October 1609 in Saint Michael's Abbey, Antwerp. They had three children: Clara, Nikolaas and Albert. She was 34 years old when she died of the plague.
In 1977, Brant appeared on a postage stamp of Anguilla.
- ROSINE DE DIJN, "Liefde, leed en passie. De vrouwen van Rubens", Van Halewyck, Leuven, 2009
- Liedtke , Walter A. (1984). Flemish paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 0870993569. (see index).
- Media related to Isabella Brant at Wikimedia Commons
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