Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with cream-coloured gouache, on brown paper
sheet: 23 7/16 x 14 5/8 in. (59.5 x 37.2 cm)
Pfeiffer Fund, 1964
Not on view
Inscription: Lower right of recto in brown ink: P.P.Rubens / Fect Written on label on back: This Drawing by Rubens, was formerly in the Possession of / Jonathan Richardson after whose decease it was Sold; & Sir Joshua Reynolds was / very desirous of becoming a Purchaser; but Mr. Joseph Read the owner would not then part / with it -- I afterwards bought it of him -- know its value, & never wish to sell it. / -- George Wilson
Marking: Lower left corner collector's mark of Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445) Bottom right mark of Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2184) Bottom right mark of Jonathan Richardson, Jr. (Lugt 2170)
Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); Jonathan Richardson Jr. (British, London 1694–1771 London); Joseph Read (British, 18th century (?)); George Wilson (British, late 18th–early 19th century (?)); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Colonel S. Harrison (British, 19th century); his sale, New York, American Art Association, March 25–26, 1914, lot 70; Vendor: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Jacob Bean "Letter, Apropos Rubens "Battle Scene" cartoon." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 106, London, December 1964, p. 575.
Colin Eisler "A new Rubens cartoon." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 106, August 1964, pp. 357-8.
J. M. Hofstede "Correspondence" in Burlington Magazine. vol. 106, December 1964, p. 575.
Michael Jaffé "Correspondence." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 107, April. 1965, p. 209.