Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, heightened with touches of white opaque watercolor, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper, incised for transfer
Inscribed verso of mount, upper left, in graphite: "246"; inscribed by Goll van Franckenstein, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "N 4050"; lower left, in graphite: "Rubens...(possible date)"; lower right, in graphite: "L (illegible) 1 6 / 20269702 1"
302 x 197 mm
Promised gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray
Extended information about this artwork
C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf, Hundert Zeichnungen, 1969, cat. 80
Justus Müller Hofstede, “Two Unpublished Drawings by Rubens,” Master Drawings 12, no. 2 (summer, 1974), pp. 133-–37, pl. 5 (p. 191).
J. Richard Judson and Carl Van de Velde, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard XXI, Book Illustrations and Title-pages (H. Miller/Heyden, 1978), vol. 1, pp. 141-42, no. 26a; vol. 2, pl. 90.
Felice Stampfle, “Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library” (Pierpont Morgan Library/Princeton University Press, 1991), p. 142, under no. 305.
J Richard Judson, “Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard”, vol. 6, “The Passion of Christ” (Turnhout, 2000), p. 49, fig. 56, p. 52 n. 9.
C. G. Boerner Inc. (A subsidiary of Artemis Fine Arts SA), New York, Old Master Drawings, 21 January–8 February 2002, cat. 17.
Art Institute of Chicago, Gray Collection, Seven Centuries of Art, Sept. 25, 2010–Jan. 2, 2011, cat. 33, pp. 60–61, 180 (color ill.).
San Francisco, Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Early Rubens, April 6–September 2, 2019, pp. 268–269 (ill).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age”, September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020, pp. 205 (ill.), 206, 313, cat. 73, cat. by Victoria Sancho Lobis, et. al.
Gosuinus Uilenbrock (1658–1740), Amsterdam; sold, Amsterdam, Oct. 23, 1741, one of eleven in Album Q, to Yver. Gabriel Huquier the Elder (1695–1772), Paris; sold, Amsterdam, Sept. 14 (and following days), 1761, Album E, lot 554. Gerardus Schroder, Hardervijk; sold, Amsterdam, Feb. 20 (and following days), 1764, lot 210, to Yver. Maximilian-Léopold-Ghislain de Mérode-Montfort, Prince de Rubempré et d’Everberghe (1710–1773), Brussels; sold, Paris, July 1–6, 1765, lot 253, to Basan. M. Tournier; sold, Paris, Apr. 14 (and following days), 1773, lot 191. Johann Goll van Franckenstein (1722–1785), Amsterdam [inscription (Lugt 2987), verso of mount, lower left, in brown]; presumably by descent to his son Pieter Hendrick Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam. E. J. Reynolds (1876–c. 1932), St. Petersburg and Switzerland [Lugt 900b]. C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf, by 1969. Prof. Peter Kröker, Murnau, by 1974. Private collection, New York, by 1991; sold, Sotheby’s, London, July 11, 2001, lot 80. Sold by C. G. Boerner, New York, to Richard and Mary L. Gray and the Gray Collection Trust, Chicago, Feb. 22, 2002; promised to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.
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