Details
Attributed to Artus Quellinus (Sint-Truiden 1625-1700 Antwerpen)
Design for a statue of the Virgin and Child on a bracket (recto); Fragmentary architectural study (?) (verso)

red chalk and light brown wash, heightened with white, executed on three sheets, pen and brown ink framing lines, fragmentary fleur-de-lys watermark
1518 x 538 in. (38.3 x 13.6 cm); together with Circle of Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp), Head of a sphinx, after Rubens, red chalk, watermark PX, 1978 x 1458 in. (50.5 x 37.1 cm)


Provenance
ii: E.A. Wrangham; Sotheby's, London, 22 July 1965, part of lot 147.
i and ii: Professor Michael Jaffé, and by inheritance to the present owners.
Literature
ii:
R.-A. d'Hulst, 'Jordaens', The Art Bulletin, LI, 1969, p. 384 (as not by Jordaens).
R. Fabri and P. Lombaerde, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard. Rubens. The Jesuit Church of Antwerp, London and Turnhout, 2018, XXII (3), under no. 70, p. 164, fig. 70, p. 238 (as after Rubens).
Exhibited
ii:
Ottowa, National Gallery of Canada, Jacob Jordaens 1592-1678, 1968-1969, pp. 43-44, p. 165, no. 159, ill. (as Jordaens; catalogue entry by M. Jaffé).
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The second sheet in this lot is a copy after a drawing attributed to Rubens, also from the collection of Michael Jaffé, sold at Christie's, London, 7 July 2010, lot 343 (see Fabri and Lombaerde, op. cit., no. 7a).

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