Old Masters and Jewelry from the Estate of Elena Feldberg and Yehuda and Shula Prihar

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Sleeping Angelica and the Hermit

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Black chalk heightened with white  and wash on paper laid down on period paper and decorated with gold

Inscribed (or signed) "P. P. Rubens" on the attached paper.

32 X 41 cm

Provenance: Estate of Yehuda and Shula Prihar.

"Old Masters and 19th Century Continental Drawings and Watercolors", Christie’s, London, July 15th 1980, number 74 in the catalogue.



Notes: A rare preparation for the painting which has disappeared during the 19th century. see: Koenraad Jonckheere, "The Auction of King William’s Paintings 1713, Elite International Art Trade at the End of the Dutch Golden Age", Amsterdam; Philadelphia, Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2008, fig. 100.

Another version of the same subject with different background, is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Notes: The original Christie’s catalogue is not in our possession and we don’t have knowledge about their precise classification.