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The Virgin and Child by a fountain

  • Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Title: The Virgin and Child by a fountain
  • Artist: Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
  • Origins:
  • Format (cm): 27.1 x 23.2 cm.
  • Format (in): 10¾ x 9 1/8 in.
  • Material:
  • Last Sale price: 4 000,00
  • Last Sale date:
The Virgin and Child by a fountain

Description

Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp) The Virgin and Child by a fountain black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, heightened with white (partly oxidized) 10¾ x 9 1/8 in. (27.1 x 23.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, New York, 12 January 1995, lot 266, where acquired by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NANCY COHN AND ALLAN KATZ
The composition derives from a print, Vierge à la Fontaine by Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (1586-1659), an engraver who made a number of prints after works by Rubens and his contemporaries (see N. van Hout, Rubens et l’art de la gravure , Ghent, 2004, p. 65, no. 56). Bolswert’s engraving shows a detail from Rubens’ Holy Family with an angel offering fruits now in the Kunsthaus, Zurich (M. Jaffé, Rubens, Catalogo Completo , Milan, 1989, no. 1062, illus.). We thank David Jaffé for his kind help in cataloguing this lot.

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