View 1 of Lot 134. The Massacre of the Innocents, after Rubens.
View 1 of Lot 134. The Massacre of the Innocents, after Rubens.
134

Victor Wolfvoet the Younger

The Massacre of the Innocents, after Rubens

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

The Property of a Distinguished Collector

Victor Wolfvoet the Younger

Victor Wolfvoet the Younger

The Massacre of the Innocents, after Rubens

The Massacre of the Innocents, after Rubens

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

21,420

GBP

The Property of a Distinguished Collector

Victor Wolfvoet the Younger

Antwerp 1612 - 1652

The Massacre of the Innocents, after Rubens


oil on copper

unframed: 70.9 x 92.8 cm.; 27 7/8 x 36 1/2 in.

framed: 91.5 x 114.2 cm.; 36 x 45 in.

In the family of the previous owner since the 19th century;
By whom anonymously sold ('The Property of a Belgian Gentleman'), London, Sothebys, 11 July 2002, lot 116 (as Guillaume Forchondt the Elder), where acquired.
H. Devisscher and H. Vlieghe, The Life of Christ before The Passion: The Youth of Christ. Corpus Rubenianum Part V(1), London 2014, vol. I, p. 246, under cat. no. 53, copy (1) (as Victor Wolfvoet the Younger).

After the large-scale panel painting by Rubens (199 x 302 cm.) in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no. AP 572)1 - his second treatment of the subject, painted in circa 1638. This copy has previously been attributed both to Theodoor van Thulden and Guillaume Forchondt the Elder, but the attribution to Victor Wolfvoet, an Antwerp art dealer whose artistic production was heavily influenced by Rubens, has most recently been proposed by Bert Schepers (see Literature).


1 https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4k3B94Ee/peter-paul-rubens/der-bethlehemitische-kindermord