• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 344

    Circle of Frans Pourbus II (Antwerp 1569-1622 Paris)

    Portrait of Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612), bust-length, wearing a breastplate

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    Circle of Frans Pourbus II (Antwerp 1569-1622 Paris)
    Portrait of Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612), bust-length, wearing a breastplate
    oil on canvas
    20 x 15½ in. (50.8 x 39.8 cm.)


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    The Golden Fleece worn by this sitter dates the painting to after 1585 and securely places it within the circle of Frans Pourbus II. There is, however, no known prototype by the artist.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE