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Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Saint James the Less

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- 9,000 USD

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Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Saint James the Less

Saint James the Less

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,040

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Saint James the Less


oil on panel

panel: 36 ½ by 26 ⅝ in.; 92.5 by 67.5 cm. 

framed: 43 ¾ by 32 ¾ in.; 111.1 by 83.2 cm. 

The panel consists of 3 planks joined vertically and is flat and stable. A crack running through the length of the center panel has been repaired with battens on the reverse. The panel joins and crack are visible to the naked eye on the paint surface but not distracting. The image reads well especially considering the brushy technique in which the ground layer is visible throughout the beard. Under UV inspection, smaller lines of retouching are visible in the face, beard, hair, and hand, and broader retouching is visible throughout the upper right corner. The painting can hang in its present state. Offered in a simply carved ebonized wood frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

This composition is related to Rubens' Saint James the Less in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.1 That version, which differs insofar as the Saint's cloak is yellow rather than green, is today part of the Lerma Series of Apostles, all of which remain together in the Prado.


1. Inv. no. P001651, oil on panel, 107 by 82.5 cm.