Peter Paul Rubens

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RUBENS Peter Paul A Putto

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Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Catherine

Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Catherine

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Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Saint Catherine etching with engraving, circa 1620-30, without watermark, a fine, strong impression of this rare print, third, final state, printing with very little wear, with narrow margins, two tiny holes in the clouds below, with a horizontal central fold, the sheet toned, with some foxing and staining P. 293 x 198 mm., S. 298 x 203 mm.
Peter Paul Rubens -  The Adoration Of The Magi

Peter Paul Rubens - The Adoration Of The Magi

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Lot 60: Peter Paul Rubens, copy after, The Adoration of the Magi This painting follows the motif of Rubens' "Adoration of the Magi" now kept in the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Rubens was comissioned to paint this work by the city of Antwerp in 1609 to decorate the town hall. Three years later, the painting was given as a gift to the Spanish ambassador Rodrigo Calderón, who took it back with him to Spain where it eventually entered the royal painting collection. During a later sojourn to Spain, Rubens is known to have edited and expanded the work in 1628 - 29 to include a self-portrait, among other details.The present copy by an unknown artist depicts the composition in the original, pre-1628, size as well as being inverted, denoting that it was probably based on the famous 1621 etching by Lucas Vorsterman. The piece is characterised not only by its fine brushwork but also by the unique metallic colour scheme which emphasises the work's nocturnal setting. 133 x 107.5 cm Peter Paul Rubens, copy after For the Rubens painting, cf.: Hans Ost: Malerei und Friedensdiplomatie. Peter Paul Rubens' "Anbetung der Könige" im Museo del Prado zu Madrid, Cologne (Venator & Hanstein) 2003. Oil on panel (parquetted)
Peter Paul Rubens - Two Nude Men Dragged Down By Demons And Lifted Up By Three Partly Robed Figures

Peter Paul Rubens - Two Nude Men Dragged Down By Demons And Lifted Up By Three Partly Robed Figures

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp) Two nude men dragged down by demons and lifted up by three partly robed figures, after Michelangelo black and red chalk, stumping, on two sheets of paper, watermark encircled pilgrim (on the left sheet) 18¼ x 27 in. (46.3 x 68.6 cm.) P.H. Lankrink (L. 2090). Sir Thomas Lawrence (L. 2445) with Samuel Woodburn. King William II of Holland, to his daughter Sophie, Grand Duchess of Sachsen Weimar-Eisenach, and by descent; Phillips, London, 7 July 1999, lot 115 (as Attributed to Rubens), where acquired by the present owner. P. Joannides, 'More on Rubens's interest in Michelangelo and Raphael', Paragone, LVII, no. 68, 2006, pp. 31-2, fig. 22. P. Joannides, The Drawings of Michelangelo and his Followers in the Ashmolean Museum, Cambridge, 2007, pp. 411, 435. J. Wood, Corpus Rubenianum XXVI. Copies and Adaptations from Renaissance and Earlier Artists. Italian artists, I. Raphael and his School, London and Turnhout, 2010, p. 67. J. Wood, Corpus Rubenianum XXVI. Copies and Adaptations from Renaissance and Earlier Artists. Italian artists, III. Artists working in Central Italy and France, London and Turnhout, 2011, I, pp. 48, 183-90, no. 190; II, fig. 75. London, National Gallery, Rubens. A Master in the Making, 2005-06, ex-catalogue.
Peter Paul Rubens - A Putto

Peter Paul Rubens - A Putto

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens SIEGEN 1577 - 1640 ANTWERP A PUTTO Black, red and white chalk 267 by 135 mm; 10½ by 5 1/3 in Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Georges Bourgarel, Paris; sale, Bern, Gutekunst & Klipstein, 22 November 1956, lot 272; Private Collection, England This extremely refined, carefully observed study relates to the figure of a putto at the top left of Rubens’’s major 1618 altarpiece, The Virgin and Child, surrounded by the Holy Innocents (fig. 1; Paris, Musée du Louvre). Though the figure in the drawing corresponds very closely with its painted counterpart, even down to the fact that neither arm is visible, it gives the strong impression of being a rapid study of a real child, made from life, rather than an image of an ethereal putto. This, together with the fact that the face in particular is much more naturalistic than in the painting, as well as the apparent alteration in the positioning of the child’’ s right foot, argues strongly for this being a study, almost certainly made from life, that Rubens used in the creation of the painting. It is entirely consistent with Rubens’’s working method during this period for him to take a rather specific life study and incorporate it more or less exactly into one or more paintings. A good example of this is the very spontaneous black chalk study of a standing child (or, to be more precise, of a small child supported on its feet by the hands of an invisible adult), in the Albertina, Vienna. 1 The child in question was probably the artist’’s son Albert, born on 5 June 1614, and if so, the drawing must have been made around a year later. Rubens then used it as the basis for the Christ Child in his Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist, in the Wallace Collection, London, painted circa 1616, and also adapted the figure slightly in his 1619-20 Virgin with Jesus and the Infant Saint John the Baptist, in Kassel. 2 Other studies by Rubens of his own children also served the dual purpose of recording the much-loved offspring’’ s appearance, and providing the artist with a figure to use in a painting: for example the famous study of Nicholas Rubens wearing a coral necklace of around 1619, also in the Albertina 3 , though surely made as a portrait study in its own right, was also used as the basis for the head of the Christ Child in the above-mentioned Kassel painting. These other studies of children are both slightly different from the present work in terms of handling – the first is more rugged, the second more extensively and carefully hatched and shaded – but like all truly great draughtsmen Rubens did not adhere to a simple formula in his drawings, and throughout his life, drawings of a similar period often demonstrate striking differences in technique and handling, reflecting more than anything else their function. Other studies are known from the period around 1618 that closely parallel the technique seen here, with its rapid and elegant cursive lines and shading that combines bold hatching and softer, more delicate touches. One of the most closely comparable is another drawing in the Albertina, a black and white chalk study of a seated old man, which, though unconnected with any known painting, must also date from 1618-20. 4 Both a beautiful image and a fascinating document of Rubens’’s working method, this recently rediscovered drawing is an important addition to the corpus of Rubens’’s works on paper. While the attribution of works to Rubens is rarely unanimous amongst modern scholars, the present drawing is accepted as an autograph work by all of the Rubens specialists who have seen it at first hand. One, judging from a digital image, has suggested that the drawing is substantially later in date, but the forensic paper historian Peter Bower has confirmed from his first hand inspection that the paper is consistent with a dating of circa 1618. 1. Inv (17 639); A.-M. Logan and M.C. Plomp, Pieter Paul Rubens, The Drawings, exh. cat., New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005, pp. 192-3, no. 59 2. Logan/Plomp, op. cit., p. 238, fig. 126 3. Inv. 17650; Logan/Plomp, op. cit., pp. 237-8, no. 81 4. Vienna, Albertina, inv. 8296; Logan/Plomp, op. cit., pp. 204-5, no. 65 Fig. 1 Sir Peter Paul Rubens, The Virgin and Child, surrounded by the Holy Innocents , Musée du Louvre, Paris
Peter Paul Rubens - Assumption Of The Virgin

Peter Paul Rubens - Assumption Of The Virgin

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AFTER SIR PETER PAUL RUBENS (flemish 1577-1640)/span ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN Red chalk on paper 9 7/16 x 13 3/4 in. (23.9 x 34.9cm) provenance: /spanPrivate Collection, New Jersey. note:/span The present drawing resembles the Sir Peter Paul Rubens's altarpiece (1620) currently in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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