Lot 552
  • 552

Jacob Jordaens and Workshop

20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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  • Jacob Jordaens and Workshop
  • The Flight into Egypt
  • oil on canvas


M. de Coninck, Brussels;
With Galerie K. Haberstock, Berlin, by 1928;
Edith Mendelssohn- Bartholdy, London, by 1944;
Lady Annan;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 14 May 1986, lot 23, for £25,000 (as Studio of Jacob Jordaens);
Mrs. M. Ullstein, London.


Brussels, Musée d'Art Ancien, Exposition d'oeuvres de Jordaens et son Atelier, 27 October - 12 November 1928, no. 11.


L. van Puyvelde (ed.), Jordaens et son Atelier, exhibition catalogue, Brussels 1928, pp. 12-13, no. 11 (as Jordaens);
L. van Puyvelde, Jordaens, Brussels 1953, p. 38, reproduced p. 49, fig. 29 (as Jordaens);
M. Jaffé, Jacob Jordaens, exhibition catalogue, Ottawa 1968-9, p. 125 (as Workshop of Jordaens);
State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Catalogue of Paintings, Moscow 1995, p. 441.

Catalogue Note

This is a secondary version of Jordaens' larger canvas in the collection of Baron Borrekens (100 by 185cm). Both paintings were executed in the same year, 1641. Amongst other versions are those in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow (135 by 201cm); sold New York, Christie's, 15 October 1992, lot 64 (122 by 174cm); and Van Gelder collection, Brussels (113 by 114cm). The composition very loosely derives from Rubens' treatment of the subject in the museum in Kassel.

Leo van Puyvelde (see Literature, 1953) mentions the painting as signed and dated 1641 (I.Ior. Fe 1641). The signature (but not the date) is also mentioned on the Witt Library mount citing the ownership of Haberstock in 1928.

Jaffé (see Literature, 1968), mentions both the present lot and the Borrekens version as workshop replicas, giving primacy to the Pushkin version. Julius Held considered the Borrekens version as the prime original.