Alcibiades Interrupting the Symposium; verso: Sketches of the Baptism of Christ and of a Man
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
sheet: 10 1/2 x 14 7/16 in. (26.7 x 36.7 cm)
Gift of Harold K. Hochschild, 1940
Not on view
Inscription: Above far-left figure in pen and brown ink (visible under ultra-violet rays): A[lcibiade]s Above third from right figure in pen and brown ink: Socrates Above fourth figure from the right, reaching for wreath in pen and brown ink: Plato
Prosper Henry Lankrink (London 1628–1692); Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); Thomas Hudson (British, Devonshire 1701–1779 Twickenham); Charles Rogers (British, London 1711–1784); Richard Ederheimer (American, 1878–1959), 1923; Donor: Harold K. Hochschild (American, New York 1892–1981 New York)
Karl Ernst Henrici Karl Ernst Henrici sale catalogue. Berlin, June 21, 1919, called: Beglück-wünschung des Siegers, cat. no. 55, fig. no. pl. VI, ill.
Hermann Warner Williams, Jr. "A Gift of Prints and Drawings: The Drawings." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 35, no. 8, New York, August 1940, pp. 156-157.
Julius S. Held "Rubens' Pen Drawings" in Magazine of Art. vol. 44, 1951, "hitherto attributed to Van Dyck"; "unidentified subject, 1604-08", fig. no. 5, p. 289, ill.
Julius S. Held "Drawings and Oil Sketches by Rubens from American Collections." in Burlington magazine. 98, 1956, fig. no. p.125 (verso), p. 124, ill.
Julius S. Held Rubens: Selected Drawings. London, 1959, cat. no. 6, fig. no. 6 (vol 2), p. 95, ill.
Michael Jaffé "A sheet of drawings from Rubens Italian period." in Master Drawings. vol. 8, 1970, p. 47.
Gregory Martin The Flemish School circa 1600-circa 1900 National Gallery Catalogues. 1970, p. 214.
Michael Jaffé Rubens and Italy. Oxford, 1977, fig. no. 205 (verso), p. 64, ill.
Elizabeth McGrath "The Drunken Alcibiades", Rubens's Picture of Plato's Symposium." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institute. vol. 46, 1983, fig. no. 42, pp. 228-235, ill.
Julius S. Held Rubens Selected Drawings. 2nd edition (revised). Oxford, 1986, cat. no. 17, fig. no. 15, pp. 72, 169, ill.