The Fortitude of Scaevola - en brunaille
oil on panel
1238 x 978 in. (31.3 x 25.1 cm.)
Aimé-Charles-Horace His de la Salle (1795-1878), Paris.
with Thibaudeau and Danlos, Paris, in 1889, as 'ancienne grisaille... faite pour le graveur' (seen by Rooses).
E. Calando; Hôtel des Commissaires-priseurs, Rue Drouot, No. 9, Paris, 12 December 1899 (=2nd day), lot 195, as 'Rubens, Mucius Scaevola, Beau dessin à la plume et au lavis d'encore de chine, légèrement rehaussé d'aquarelle. Le peinture se trouve au Musée de Berlin. H. 0,31.-L. 0,35.'
Louis Deglatigny (1854-1936), Rouen; Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 28 May 1937, lot 143, pl. XXIII, as 'Attributed to Rubens'.
with Curt Benedict, Paris, by 1937.
with Frederick A. Stern, New York, by 1938, where aquired by,
Professor Michael Jaffé (1923-1997), and by descent to the present owners.
M. Rooses, L'Oeuvre de P.P. Rubens. Histoire et description de ses tableaux et dessins, IV, Antwerp, 1890, p. 23, under no. 808.
W.R. Valentiner, 'Rubens' Paintings in America', The Art Quarterly, IX, 1946, no. 62.
E. Larsen, P.P. Rubens. With a Complete Catalogue of his Works in America, Antwerp, 1952, p. 220, no. 113, as 'Rubens, c. 1617'.
A. Pigler, Katalog der Galerie Alter Meister. Museum der Bildenden Künste, Budapest, 1967, under no. 749, as 'a copy'.
M. Haraszti-Takács, Rubens and his Age. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Budapest, 1972, under no. 8, as 'a copy'.
J.S. Held, The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens: A Critical Catalogue, Princeton, New Jersey, 1980, p. 631, no. A14, as 'a copy'.
M. Jaffé, Rubens: Catalogo Completo, Milan, 1989, pp. 269-70, no. 695, illustrated, as 'Rubens, c. 1622'.
E. McGrath, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard: Part XIII, Subjects from History, I, London, 1997, fig. 164; II, pp. 231-2, under no. 46, as 'copy 2'.
New York City, Schaeffer Galleries, Peter Paul Rubens: Loan exhibition for the benefit of the United Hospital Fund of New York, 23 November -19 December 1942, no. 14, as 'grisaille study for Budapest painting'.
London, The Royal Academy, Flemish Art 1300-1700, 1953-1954, no. 505, as 'Rubens'.
Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Seventeenth Century Flemish Drawings and Oil Sketches, May-June 1958, no. 42, as 'Rubens'.
King's Lynn, Guildhall of St. George, Oil Sketches and Smaller Pictures by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, 1960, no. 9.
London, Agnew's, Oil Sketches and Smaller Pictures by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, 1961, February-March 1961, no. 17, as 'Rubens, grisaille for engraving, early 1620s'.
Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Rubens and Printmaking, 25 Septmeber-9 December 1990, no. 13, as 'Rubens, model for engraving'.
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