The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra

Jacob Jordaens (Flemish, Antwerp 1593–1678 Antwerp)
17th century
Pen and brown ink, watercolor with white gouache over black chalk
16 7/16 x 14 1/8 in. (41.7 x 35.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Recto, at lower right, in pen and brown ink: J. Jordaens

Inscription: Recto, bottom right, in pen and brown ink: J. Jordaens
Verso, bottom right, in graphite: 63.104
Verso, bottom right, in graphite: (?)26526
Verso, bottom center, in graphite: illegible writing

Marking: Verso, bottom right: MMA stamp
Private Collection, Munich; Sale, Sotheby's, London (British)Nov.28, 1962, no.36, as property of a Lady; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Oscar Fischer "Art and the Theater-II." Burlington Magazine. vol. LXVI, Feb 1935, fig. no. V-A, Berlin drwg.

P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Exhibition of Old Master Drawings. July 2-26, 1963, cat. no. 31, fig. no. VIII, ill.

"Drawings by a wide selection of masters on exhibition at Colnaghi's." Illustrated London News. vol. 243, London, July 13, 1963, p. 57, ill.

Michael Jaffé Jacob Jordaens 1593-1678. Exh. cat. Ottawa, 1968-1969, cat. no. 251, fig. no. 251, pp. 214-15; 377, ill.

Roger-A. d'Hulst Jordaens Drawings. London-New York, 1974, cat. no. A303, fig. no. Vol.IV, fig.320, V.II, pp. 379-80, ill.

Birmingham Museum of Art, John David Farmer Rubens and Humanism. An Exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art. April 15-May 28, 1978, cat. no. 20, ill.

Julius S. Held "R.-A. d'Hulst, Jordaens Drawings [Book Review]." Art Bulletin. vol. 60, no. 4, December,. 1978, cat. no. 303, p. 731.

R.-A. d'Hulst, Nora De Poorter, Marc Vandenven, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678): Paintings and Tapestries. Mar 27 1993-Jun 27 1993, cat. no. under A87, p. 268.

Kristi Nelson Jacob Jordaens: Design for Tapestry. 1998, cat. no. under 56, p. 145.