RUBENS PIERRE - PAUL (School of) 1577 -... - Lot 47 - Rossini

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RUBENS PIERRE - PAUL (School of) 1577 -... - Lot 47 - Rossini
RUBENS PIERRE - PAUL (School of) 1577 - 1640 Mars and Rea Silvia Oil on copper H. 24,3 - L. 31 cm On the cartouche of the frame: Anthony van Dyck? followed by the artist's dates. A revival of the composition by Pieter - Paul Rubens, painted around 1616 - 1617, known by two versions, the modello (46.3 x 64.5 cm) and the finished work (209 x 272 cm), which are kept in the collection of the Princes of Liechtenstein (Cf. Liechtenstein Museum. The Collections. Gallery VIII. The Early Work of Pieter Paul Rubens, pp.300 - 302, 314 - 316 - 2004). From the union of the god Mars and the Vestal Rhea Silvia were born Remus and Romulus, founders of Rome. Document: A letter dated 20 November 1985 from Didier Bodart, on Pietro Paolo Rubens letterhead, Rubens Exhibition, Japan 1985, organisation: Art Life LTD, will be given to the purchaser. The Historian" proposes to give back, as a hypothesis", to Antoine van Dyck, "this beautiful piece from Rubens' workshop."
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