17 May 2004
THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE LEO VAN PUYVELDE (LOTS 16, 19A AND 80)
Studio of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp)
Saint Francis receiving the Stigmata
oil on panel
48.9 x 36.8 cm.
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P. Hildebrand, Études franciscaines, XLV, 1935, p. 727.
Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Ie Siècle de Rubens, 15 October-12 December 1965, no. 196, illustrated.
The figures in the composition were inspired by the painting by Frédéric Barocci of circa 1595 in Urbino (see A. Schmarsow, Frederigo Barocci, Leipzig, 1909, p. 94).
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