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Artist:Attributed to Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
Medium:Red chalk heightened with white
Dimensions:9 1/16 x 14 1/2 in. (23 x 36.8 cm)
Credit Line:Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Inscription: Recto, bottom center, in pen and ink: Rubens dopo l'antico Recto, lower left, in pen and ink: 470 Recto, bottom right, in graphite: 102 Verso, upper left, in graphite, (within a circle): 4 Verso, at top center, in pen and ink: Y.32 Verso, center right, in pen and ink: 1470 Verso, center right, in pen and ink: JC Robinson 1859 Verso, center right, in pen and ink: Lionel Lucas Verso, center right, in pen and ink: Jan 7 1860 Verso, bottom right, in graphite: 1972.118.286
Marking: Recto, lower right, collector's marks of Jonathan Richardson the Elder (Lugt 2183–84) Recto, lower right, collector's mark of J.C. Robinson (Lugt 1433) Recto, lower right, collector's mark of Lionel Lucas (Lugt Suppl. 1733a) Recto, lower right, collector's mark of Prosper Henry Lankrink (Lugt 2090) Recto, collector's mark of E. Bouverie (Lugt 325) Verso, bottom right, MMA stamp
Prosper Henry Lankrink (British); Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British), his sale, London, January 22–February 8, 1746–47, lot 19(Feb 4): "Four Rubens, battle of the Amazons, of the Elect. Palatine, and two from the antique Hermaphrodite (£0.1.12)"; Honorable Edward Bouverie (British); Sir John Charles Robinson (British); Lionel Lucas (British)no. 96 (£220.10 to Calmann); Claude Lucas (British); his sale, Christie's, London, December 9, 1949, lot 96 (£220 10s to Calmann); Hans M. Calmann (British)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2–September 4, 1960.
Galleria Borghese, Rome. "I Borghese e l'antico," October 12, 2011–January 29, 2012.
Agnes Mongan, Felice Stampfle Drawings and Oil Sketches by P. P. Rubens from American Collections. Exh. cat. Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Morgan Library & Museum, 1956, fig. no. Plate II, p. 11, ill.
Frits Lugt Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes... Supplément. The Hague, 1956, p. 241.
Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962, cat. no. 43, p. 33, ill.
Victor H. Miesel "Rubens' Study Drawings After Ancient Sculpture" Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 61, 1963, fig. no. 11, p. 318, ill.
Julius S. Held, Giorgio Fubini "Padre Resta's Rubens Drawings after Ancient Sculpture." Master Drawings. vol. 2, 1964, p. 138.
Marjon van der Meulen "Rubens and the Antique Sculpture Collections in Rome" Gentse Bijdragen Tot De Kunstgeschiedenis. vol. 24, 1976-1978, Not illustrated., p. 150.
Michael Jaffé Rubens and Italy. Oxford, 1977, fig. no. 290, p. 81, ill.
Phyllis Pray Bober, Ruth Rubenstein, Susan Woodford Renaissance Artists and Antique Sculpture: a handbook of sources. London, 1986, p.130, note 98a.
Julius S. Held Rubens Selected Drawings. 2nd edition (revised). Oxford, 1986, p. 82.
Marjon van der Meulen Rubens Copies After the Antique. Arnout Balis, Harvey Miller Publishers, 3 vols., London, 1994, V.II, no.63, p.82; V.I, p.53, fig. no. 121 (V.II), ill.
Ludwig Burchard, Ingo Herklotz "Book review of Marjon van der Meulen's Rubens Copies after the Antique." Burlington Magazine. 1996, p. 197.
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