Black chalk, with touches of pen and black ink and white chalk, on tan laid paper
Inscribed verso, upper margin, in graphite: "No 32"; center, in graphite: "16 ½ x 11" (in a circle); lower left, in pen and brown ink: "P.P. Rubbens admirable dessin d’une/ originalité incontestable/Wyck(?)"; lower left in abraded, faint graphite: "Rubbens"; lower left, in graphite: "BEo 8/75"; lower left corner, in graphite: "No.160."
27.5 × 14.5 cm (10 7/8 × 5 3/4 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Hunt and Suzanne Lord Folds funds
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The Art Institute of Chicago, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age”, September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020, pp. 207-9, 210 (ill.), 319, cat. 74, cat. by Victoria Sancho Lobis, et. al.
Possibly sold Pieter Yver, Amsterdam, Feb. 29, 1768, lot 186. Possibly sold Pieter Yver, Amsterdam, Dec. 12, 1768, lot 91. Karl Eduard von Liphart (1808–1891), Dorpat, Bonn, and Florence [inscription (Lugt 1687), verso, lower left, in black]; sold, C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, Apr. 26, 1898, lot 800, to Lagert [annotated auction catalogue]. Faerber and Maison, Bond Street, by 1969; Carmen Gronau (1910–1999; née von Wogau); by descent. Sold by Adrian Eeles, Glos, England, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015.
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