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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    Circle of Peter Paul Rubens (Westphalia 1577-1640 Antwerp)

    Julius Caesar, in a feigned oval; and Emperor Galba, in a feigned oval

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    Circle of Peter Paul Rubens (Westphalia 1577-1640 Antwerp)
    Julius Caesar, in a feigned oval; and Emperor Galba, in a feigned oval
    The first inscribed 'JVLIVS CAESAR. I'; and the second 'GALBA. 7'
    oil on canvas
    24 x 18¼ in. (61 x 46.3 cm.)
    two (2)


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    Rubens painted a series of Emperors at the turn of the 17th Century and again in the mid-1620s (M. Jaffé, 'Rubens's Roman Emperors', The Burlington Magazine, CXIII, February 1971, pp. 300-303).

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    Provenance

    Madame Antoine Aguiraud, Noirétable, Loire.
    Joseph Costanzo, Rockville, Maryland, USA (according to the labels on the reverse).