Studio of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) Old Master painting depicting “Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery”. Oil on Cradled Panel. This painting has been listed as by Studio of Peter Paul Rubens in the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard (2017) Catalog Raisonne Part V, page 136) by Koen Bulckens.
PROVENANCE: Adolphe Schuster, Brussels: Heberle sale, Cologne: November 14-15, 1892 (Lot 128, illustrated). Curty, Vienna, Austria. With Kleinberger, New York and Paris, 1911. Oscar B. Cintas, Havana and New York. Anonymous sale, Parke-Bernet, New York: May 1, 1963 (Lot 17, as Peter Paul Rubens and atelier). Midwest Private Collection. Christie’s New York: October 12, 1989 (Lot 139). Kurt E. Schon, New Orleans, LA (label on verso). From the Collection of Sam Wyly, Dallas, Texas (acquired from the above in 1998).
EXHIBITED: Brussels, Palais du Cinquantenaire, “L’Art Belge au XVIIe Siecle,” 1910, no. 322. Toledo Museum of Art, “Inaugural Exhibition,” January 17-February 12, 1912, no. 207 (illustrated). Detroit Institute of Arts, “An Exhibition of Sixty Paintings and Drawings by Peter Paul Rubens,” February 13-March 15, 1936, no. 3. Catalogue by W. R. Valentiner.
LITERATURE: M. Jaffe, “Catalogo Completo Rubens,” p. 197, illustrated p. 261. M. Rooses, “Annales de la commission officielle instituee par le conseil communal de la ville d’Anvers pour la publication des documents relatifs a la vie et aux oeuvres de Rubens,” in “Bulletin-Rubens,” V, 1910, no. 256. Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard Part V (2017) “The Life of Christ before the passion” page 136 Koen Bulckens.
Sight Size: 40.5 x 53.5 in.
Overall Framed Size: 49.25 x 62.25 in.