Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens
1577-1640
Seated Male Youth
ca. 1613
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light gray paper.
19 11/16 x 11 3/4 inches (500 x 299 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 232

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Numbered on verso, in graphite, "2".
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William Bates (Lugt 2604); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 19 January 1887, probably part of lot 337 ("P.P. Rubens. Various Studies and Sketches [7]" to Robinson for £1.8.0, or possibly part of lot 242 "Large Drawings by Old Masters [12]" to Robinson for £1.
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Watermark: dolphin.
Drawing is a study for the principal figure in the painting "Daniel in the Lions' Den" in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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