27 January 2010
Items Sold to Benefit the Denver Art Museum Acquisitions Fund
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.)
Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, New York, by 1920, by whom
gifted to the
Denver Art Museum, 1953.
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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'.
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