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Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NANCY COHN AND ALLAN KATZ
Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp)

The Virgin and Child by a fountain

Details
Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp)
The Virgin and Child by a fountain
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, heightened with white (partly oxidized)
10¾ x 9 1/8 in. (27.1 x 23.2 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 12 January 1995, lot 266, where acquired by the present owner.

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Lot Essay

The composition derives from a print, Vierge à la Fontaine by Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (1586-1659), an engraver who made a number of prints after works by Rubens and his contemporaries (see N. van Hout, Rubens et l'art de la gravure, Ghent, 2004, p. 65, no. 56). Bolswert's engraving shows a detail from Rubens' Holy Family with an angel offering fruits now in the Kunsthaus, Zurich (M. Jaffé, Rubens, Catalogo Completo, Milan, 1989, no. 1062, illus.).
We thank David Jaffé for his kind help in cataloguing this lot.

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