The subject of Mars and Rhea Sylvia is treated by Rubens in a large- scale painting and the preparatory oil sketch, both of which are in the Liechtenstein collection, Vaduz. The Vaduz painting also served as the basis of a tapestry executed at the Brussels workshop of Frans van den Heck.
Elizabeth McGrath suggested the name of Justus van Egmont (1601-1674), a student and collaborator of Rubens, as a plausible artist.
 J. Held, The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens. A critical catalogue, Princeton 1980, vol. I, pp. 336-37, who also cites a copy formerly in the Baron von Hirsch collection, Basel.
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