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Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Atlas holding up the heavens

Property from the Estate of Francesco P. Zuccari, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Atlas holding up the heavens

Atlas holding up the heavens

Property from the Estate of Francesco P. Zuccari, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Atlas holding up the heavens


inscribed with old inventory number, lower right: 270

oil on canvas

canvas: 25 ¼ by 13 in.; 64.1 by 33 cm.

framed: 30 ¼ by 18 in.; 76.8 by 45.7 cm.

The canvas has a modern relining and is stable on its stretcher. The image reads well beneath old varnish that has accumulated dirt in some areas visible throughout the background. The paint layer has flattened due to relining. Under UV inspection, small strokes of retouching are sparsely scattered throughout, with the only concentrated areas in the lower right of the globe and in on the central rock. Some of the retouching is slightly visible to the naked eye. The painting would likely benefit from a light clean and fresh varnish. Offered in a simply carved ebonized wood frame.


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Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 April 1983, lot 74 (as Follower of Girolamo Romanino);
There acquired.