10 November 1999
Jacob de Wit (1695-1745)
Saint Ambrose with putti; Saint John Chrysostom ordering the destruction of the statue of the Empress Eudocia; and The Martyrdom of Saint Eugenia, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
red chalk counterproofs, in inscribed octagons, watermarks fleur-de-lys (1,2) and Arms of Amsterdam and countermark V (3)
304 x 401 mm. and smaller (3)
Ren della Faille; Amsterdam, 6 July 1927, lot 343 (to Burchard).
Dr. Ludwig Burchard.
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J.R. Martin, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, Part I: The Ceiling Paintings for the Jesuit Church in Antwerp, London, 1968, under nos. 34, 27 and 35.
Jacob de Wit copied these scenes from Rubens' series of paintings for the Jesuit Church in Antwerp, completed in 1620. These were destroyed by fire in 1718, making these copies amongst de Wit's earliest work.
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