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Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens

Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

oil on western European oak, with Baltic oak additions
68.3 x 49.2 cm (26.88 x 19.38 in)
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Feb 1, 2024
Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManSotheby'sNew YorkMaster Paintings & Sculpture Part I316
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Artwork description

Category
paintings
Dimensions
68.3 x 49.2 cm (26.88 x 19.38 in)
Materials
oil on western European oak, with Baltic oak additions
Provenance
The artist"s estate; Thence either by descent to his daughter, Clara Johanna Rubens (1632-1689) or his son, Frans Rubens (1633-1678); Thence, if via the former, by descent to Philippe Constantin van Parys (1665-1729), the son of Clara Johanna Rubens and Philippe van Parys (d. 1699), Lord of Merksem and Dambrugge, or, if via the latter, by descent to Catherine Françoise Rubens (1667-1717), the daughter of Suzanna Charles (d. 1682) and Frans Rubens; Thence by descent to Jean-Baptiste Jacques van Parys (d. 1787), the son of Phillipe Constantin van Parys and Catherine Françoise Rubens; Thence by inheritance to his sister, Isabelle Alexandrine Joséphine van Parys (1704-1792), who married François Charles Hyacinthe Joseph, Count of Respani; Thence by descent to their daughter, Catherine Hyacinthe Ghislaine Respani (1738-1800), who married Jean-Baptiste, Vicomte van der Fosse; Thence by descent to their son, Alexandre François Ghislaine, Vicomte van der Fosse (1769-1840); Thence by descent to his daughter, Justine van der Fosse (1795-1853), Countess van der Stegen de Schrieck; By whose heirs sold (under the name “M[onsieur] Van Parys”), Brussels, Etienne le Roy, 6 October 1853, lot 25 (as Peter Paul Rubens, “Portrait de Rubens,” 55 by 40.5 cm.); Where acquired by Georges Edouard Warneck on behalf of Leroy d"Étiolles (1798-1860), Paris, for 1,900 francs; His estate sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 21-22 February 1861, lot 101 (as Peter Paul Rubens, “Portrait d"homme (Rubens lui-même?),” 62 by 51 cm.); Where acquired by Adolphe-Henry Guignot (1820-1872) on behalf of Auguste Louis Joseph de Morny (1811-1865), Duc de Morny, for 3,000 francs; With Charles Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris, by 1894 (as Peter Paul Rubens, “Portrait of the Artist"s Brother,” about 59.7 by 48.3 cm.); Carl Robert Lamm (1856-1938), Näsby Castle, near Stockholm, Sweden; His sale, New York, American Art Galleries, 22 February 1923, lot 619 (as Peter Paul Rubens, “Portrait of Philip Rubens”); Where acquired by A. Schmidt, for $7,500; John Åke Truls Wiberg (1902-1963), Sweden, by 1942; Thence by descent; Anonymous sale, Uppsala, Auktionskammare, 15-18 June 2021, lot 607 (as Circle of Anthony van Dyck, “Portrait of a gentleman,” 59.5 by 40.0 cm. panel set into a 68.5 by 49.5 cm. panel); Where acquired by the previous owner.
Literature
G.P. Mensaert, Le peintre amateur et curieux, ou Description générale des tableaux des plus habiles maîtres …, Brussels 1763, p. 262; Illustrated Catalogue of 100 Paintings of Old Masters of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French and English Schools belonging to the Sedelmeyer Gallery , Paris 1894, p. 48, cat. no. 39, reproduced (as Peter Paul Rubens, “Portrait of the Artist"s Brother,” about 59.7 by 48.3 cm.); M. Rooses, "Oeuvres de Rubens, Addenda," in Bulletin-Rubens 5 (1910), p. 71 (as Peter Paul Rubens, "Portrait of the Artist"s Brother").
Description
Sir Peter Paul Rubens Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man oil on western European oak, with Baltic oak additions original panel: 21 ⅞ by 15 ¾ in.; 55.5 by 40.0 cm. with Baltic oak additions: 26 ⅞ by 19 ⅜ in.; 68.2 by 49.4 cm. framed: 32 ¾ by 26 ⅝ in.; 83.1 by 67.5 cm.

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