Retouched by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black and red chalks, light brown and gray oil paint.
14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (37.2 x 24.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1967
Not on view
Inscription: Mount, recto, lower right, in graphite: 67.98 Verso, lower margin, in graphite, Colnaghi's stock number written on backing: 30061
Marking: Recto, center lower margin: collector's mark of P.H.Lankrink (Lugt 2090) Recto, lower left corner: collector's mark of R. Houlditch (Lugt 2214) Verso, lower margin: MMA seal
Prosper Henry Lankrink (Flemish, Antwerp 1628–1692 London); Richard Houlditch; Victor Koch (London, born ca. 1868–died after 1946), Esq. and Mrs. Flora Koch, Londonsale, Christie's, London, April 18, 1967, lot 159, sold to Colnaghi (acting for MMA) for 1300 gns.; Their sale, Christie's, London, April 18, lot 159, for 1300 gns.; Vendor: Colnaghi, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 30, 1998–February 8, 1999.
J. M. Hofstede "Some Early Drawings by Rubens." Master Drawings. vol. 2, 1964, p.17, note 28, as in the Koch Collection, London, fig. no. 5, pp. 14-15, ill.
"Advertisment for Christie's sale." in Apollo. vol. 85, 1967, xi, ill.
Christie's, London Important Drawings by Old Masters. [Sale catalogue]. April 18, 1967, cat. no. 159, fig. no. 159, p. 43, ill.
Christie's, London "Christie's review of the year, October 1966 - July 1967". 1967, p. 37.
Michael Jaffé Rubens and Raphael: Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art. Presented to Anthony Blunt on his 60th Birthday. 1967, p. 101.
Jacob Bean, John J. McKendry "A Rich Harvest" (printed in conjunction with an exhibition in the Prints and Drawings Galleries showing acquitions over the past two years)." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 26, no. 7, New York, March 1968, p. 301, ill.
Jacob Bean Flemish Drawings and Prints of the 17th Century. Exh. cat.: Prints and Drawings Galleries, February 17 through April 15. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1970, P.11, checklist 25.