Head of a Satyr (Silenus)

Attributed to Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
ca. 1620–1630
Black chalk and brush and brown wash on paper
sheet: 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (24.1 x 18.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Janos Scholz, 1952
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Verso in brown ink: Ecole des Pais Bas / Pierre Paul Rubens

Marking: Lower right of paper frame, collector's mark of J.Fitchett Marsh (L.1455, 1456)
John Fitchett-Marsh; Countess Sophia von Holstein-Rathau; Spencer, London; Dr. Max A. Goldstein, St. Louis (American)
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. "Janos Scholz, Musician and Collector," August 3, 1980–May 28, 1980.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 9–August 7, 2017.

Otto Benesch "Review of the book Musée du Louvre, Inventaire Général des Dessins des Écoles du Nord, École Flamande." in Kunstchronik. vol. 7, 1954, p. 201.

Julius S. Held Rubens: Selected Drawings. London, 1959, cat. no. 164, fig. no. pl.179, p. 160, ill.