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Title:Carolus, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Gerberga
Artist:Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
Medium:Pen and brown ink
Dimensions:sheet: 5 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (14 x 20.6 cm)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1961
Inscription: Upper left corner in pen and brown ink: Carolus F / Ludovici / Simplicie
Above Carolus' cap, pointing to the brim, goude strepen (golden stripes), and pointing to the crown of the cap, root (red);
at center, pointing to Carolus' armor, heel gout / met perlen / aen elck blat (all gold with pearls on each leaf)
below that, pointing to the shoulder cape, gout (gold) on the attached flap of paper, pointing to his sleeve, blawe flouweel / met goude lelien (blue velvet with golden lilies)
at upper margin center, Gerberga
in upper right corner, pointing to Geberga's headdress, van enckel gout ende perlen / huyfwys ghevrocht (entirely of solid gold and pearls, worked [bound] in the way of a coif)
below that, also pointing to headdress, gront van / gout ghesteken / de bloeme root (the ground of gold embroidery, the flowers red);
at right margin center, pointing to her veil draped over the right shoulder, wit met swart / ghesteken (white embroidered with black);
below that, pointing to fringe of her shoulder-cape, witte / bray . . .(?) (white fringe?) below that, on cape itself, root (red) on her gown, goude laken (gold fabric) and on the right sleeve, gout (gold)
Marquis Charles de Valori; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Paris February 13-14, 1908, no. 73(as Flemish School, 15th century); Wildenstein & Co., Inc.; Vendor: Wildenstein & Co., Inc.
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. "Rubens, a Genius at Work: The Works of Peter Paul Rubens in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Reconsidered," September 14, 2007–January 28, 2008.
Julius S. Held "Rubens' Pen Drawings" in Magazine of Art. vol. 44, 1951, fig. no. 2, p. 287, ill.
Julius S. Held Rubens: Selected Drawings. Phaidon Press, London, 1959, cat. no. 163, p. 160.
Ludwig Burchard, R.-A. d'Hulst Rubens Drawings. Brussels, 1963, cat. no. 1, p. 13.
Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, Part XXIV, The Costume Book. Brussels, 1980, p. 176, no.44, cat. no. 43, fig. no. 228, pp. 44, 176, ill.
Christopher White "Review of K.L. Belkin, The Costume Book." in Master Drawings. vol. 21, no. 1, 1980, p. 61.
Julius S. Held "The Costume Book. Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, Vol. XXIV by Kristin Lohse Belkin (review of)" Burlington Magazine. vol. 124, no. 949, April 1982, p. 245.
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