The Straw Hat (c. 1625). Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

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    The Straw Hat (c. 1625). Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
    The sitter of the picture is probably Susanna Lundent, the sister of Helene Fourment, the second wife of Rubens. The title of the painting is "Straw hat" (Le chapeau de paille) from the 17th century, although the hat is not a straw hat. "Paille" is an old name for the baldachin, and the painter probably wanted to emphasize by this title the character of the hat.