Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens
1577-1640
Angel Blowing a Trumpet, Facing Left
ca. 1617-1620
Black chalk, white chalk with smudging, pen and black-brown ink, on laid paper; squared in black chalk; adhered on decorative mount.
sheet: 9 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches; design: 9 13/16 inches (249 mm), right margin; 10 11/16 inches (271 mm), top margin; 1 1/4 inches (32 mm), left margin; 1 1/4 inches (32 mm), lower margin
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows with the special assistance of Walter C. Baker and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stern.
1957.1
Inscription: 
Inscribed on mount, at lower center, in Richardson's hand, in brown ink, "Rubens". On verso, Richardson's pressmarks on mount, in brown ink, "Fa43 / DD39 / T [or J]"; numbered on verso at left in pen and brown ink, "7".
Provenance: 
Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2184, 2983-84); Henry S. Reitlinger (no mark; see Lugt S. 2274a); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 23 June 1954, lot 781 (to Asscher); acquired from Martin B. Asscher, London.
Bibliography: 

Tuinen, Ilona van. Power and Grace : Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2018, no. 5 (repr.)
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 145, no. 309, repr.

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Watermark: none.
Design for the relief sculpture of the right spandrel of the central portal of the Jesuit church of St. Charles Borromeo at Antwerp. The Library also has the pendant design for the left spandrel, acc. no. I, 233.

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