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SOLD BY THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM TO BENEFIT FUTURE PAINTING ACQUISITIONS

Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
MARS AND RHEA SYLVIA
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SOLD BY THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM TO BENEFIT FUTURE PAINTING ACQUISITIONS

Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
MARS AND RHEA SYLVIA
JUMP TO LOT

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Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
MARS AND RHEA SYLVIA

Provenance

Countess Adelheid von Brzezie Lanckorónski, Vienna, until 1971,
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 11 June 1971, lot 41, to French and Co.;
With French and Co., New York, sold to Burton B. Fredericksen in 1972;
Burton B. Fredericksen, Los Angeles, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1973 (inv. no. 73.PA.155).

Literature

B.B. Fredericksen, "Recent Gifts of Painting", in The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal, vol. III, 1976, pp. 110 and 112-113, reproduced p. 111, fig. 6;
D. Jaffé, Summary Catalogue of European Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 1997, p. 113, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

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.[1] 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.

[1] 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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