RUBENS Peter - Paul (School of) Siegen (Westphalia)... - Lot 27 - Rossini

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RUBENS Peter - Paul (School of) Siegen (Westphalia)... - Lot 27 - Rossini
RUBENS Peter - Paul (School of) Siegen (Westphalia) 1577 - Antwerp 1640 Thetis plunging her son Achilles into the waters of the Styx (Virgil, Aeneid VI) Oil on canvas On the back, three stamps Customs Paris Exhibition H. 45,4 - L. 37,7 cm Provenance: Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Collection E. Rodrigues, November 28 and 29, 1928, n° 205 as Pierre-Paul Rubens (Pl XXXIII). Bibliography: Léo van Puyvelde, Les esquisses de Rubens, n°67 p 85 cited as "carton" (but with erroneous dimensions 450 x 365 cm), Basel, 1948. An early version of the sketch by Peter - Paul Rubens of similar dimensions (44 x 38 cm) kept in the Boymans - van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, preparatory to the painting in the Sarasota Museum (Cf. Michael Jaffé. Rubens. Catalogo completo, n°1028 & 1029 - Rizzoli 1989). These studies and the paintings (107 x 126.5 cm) served as models for a suite of eight tapestry cartoons dedicated to the Life of Achilles.
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