• 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 324

    Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Sir Peter Paul Rubens, in a painted oval

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck
    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Sir Peter Paul Rubens, in a painted oval
    oil on canvas
    26 x 19¾ in. (66 x 50.2 cm.)


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    The original of this composition was engraved by William Wollett as a portrait of Rubens when it was in the collection of the Earl of Godolphin in the 18th century.

    Provenance

    Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, New York, by 1920, by whom
    gifted to the
    Denver Art Museum, 1953.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Items Sold to Benefit the Denver Art Museum Acquisitions Fund


    Literature

    The Denver Art Museum Guide to the Collections, Denver, 1971,
    pp. 54-55, as 'van Dyck'.
    E. Larsen, The Paintings of Anthony van Dyck, Freren, 1988, p. 417, no. A14, as 'not by the hand of van Dyck'.