(Probably) E.Z.I. de Neuf, Lord of Burcht; his sale, Sterf-Huyze, Antwerp, 19 September 1769, lot 1: ‘Een zeer extra schoon Stuk met zes figuren, verbeeldende Antiochus, die ziek is, waer by is den Koning synen Vader Ptolomeus, en syne Moeder Stratanus, met den Medicus Esistrat, . zeer uytvoerig geschildert. hoogd. 4 v. 10 d., breed. 5 v. 8 d.’, as ‘Rubens’.
M. Dasch, Antwerp, by 1781, as ‘Rubens’.
Please note the additional provenance and literature for this lot:
(Probably) with Matthijs Musson, by 1655.
B. Schepers, et al., Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard: Part XI Mythological Subjects Achilles to the Graces, London and Turnhout, 2016, pp. 160 and 170, under no. 8, footnote 132.
Property of a Belgian Noble family
Sir J. Reynolds, Manuscript notebook, 1781, MS Reynolds 37, fols. 33v-34.
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, II, London, 1830, p. 255, no. 864, as ‘Rubens’, ‘This picture, which is very highly commended by Sir Joshua Reynolds, in his Tour through Flanders, was then in the cabinet of M. Dasch, at Antwerp’.
M. Rooses, L’oeuvre de P.P. Rubens, Antwerp, 1890, IV, p. 15, as ‘Rubens’.
H. Mount (ed.), Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Journey to Flanders and Holland, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 79-80 and 164, note 334, as ‘Rubens’.
E. McGrath, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard: Subjects from History, London, 1997, II, pp. 95-7, no. 17, as ‘Rubens’, ‘Technique and measurements unknown. Whereabouts unknown; presumably lost’.