4 February 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
After Peter Paul Rubens
Saint Ambrose and the Emperor Theodosius
oil on paper laid down on canvas, unframed
17½ x 14¾ in. (44.5 x 37.5 cm.)
Sir Archibald Campbell of Succoth, 2nd Bart. Garscube, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
Sir George Ilay Campbell of Succoth, 6th Bart, by descent; sale Christie's, London, 19 July 1946, lot 66, as attributed to Rubens.
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G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, 1854, vol. III, p. 293, as school of Rubens.
E. McGrath, Rubens: Subjects from History, London, 1997, vol. II, p. 298, no. 55.
The present picture is a copy of the original by Rubens in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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