Circle of Peter Paul Rubens

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Circle of Peter Paul Rubens
Hercules and Antaeus: Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book IX, 183-84
Black chalk, a few touches of red chalk, with accents of black wash, heightened with opaque white, on paper; framing line in black ink on blue board on which drawing is laid down; one-inch strip added to the paper at right edge before the drawing was executed.
7 7/8 x 9 1/16 inches (199 x 230 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 234c

Numbered at lower right corner, in brown ink, "435"; on verso of mount, in graphite, "992".

Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.

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. 157, no. 325, repr.


Watermark: none visible through mount.

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Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. Metamorphosis.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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