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image of The Assumption of the Virgin Studio of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Anonymous Artist (painter)
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (related artist)
Flemish, 1577 - 1640
The Assumption of the Virgin, probably mid 1620s
oil on panel
overall (image only, without wooden shims): 123.5 x 92 cm (48 5/8 x 36 1/4 in.) overall (with wooden shims): 125.4 x 94.4 cm (49 3/8 x 37 3/16 in.) framed: 157.5 x 125.7 x 8.3 cm (62 x 49 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.32
On View
From the Tour: Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Object 7 of 8

1857Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of more than Forty Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Mss., &c.&c., visited in 1854 and 1856, ..., forming a supplemental volume to the "Treasures of Art in Great Britain". London, 1857: 240, as by one of Rubens' workshop assistants.
1890Rooses 1896-1892, 2(1888): 179.
1950Burchard, Ludwig. A Loan Exhibition of Works by Peter Paul Rubens, Kt.. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., London, 1950: 2.
1953Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert. Olieverfschetsen van Rubens. Exh. cat. Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Rotterdam, 1953: 71.
1956Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 156, no. 60, repro.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 293, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 118.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 105, repro.
1972Baudouin, Frans. "Altars and Altarpieces before 1620." In John Rupert Martin, ed. Rubens before 1620. Princeton, 1972: 71, attribution questioned.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 314, repro.
1977Pope-Hennessy, John. "Completing the Account." Review of Colin Eisler, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, London 1977. Times Literary Supplement no. 3927 (17 June 1977).
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 111-112, no. K1871, fig. 100, as after Rubens.
1980Held, Julius S. The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens. A Critical Catalogue. 2 vols. Princeton, 1980: 1:514, as a copy.
1984Freedberg, David. Rubens, the Life of Christ after the Passion (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, Part 7). London, Oxford, and New York, 1984: 180-181, no. 43b, repro., fig. 100, as a copy after print by Schelte à Bolswert.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 252, no. 318, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 361, repro.
1993Broos, Ben. Intimacies & Intrigues: History Painting in the Mauritshuis. The Hague, 1993: 305, as a copy after print by Schelte à Bolswert.
1997Mittler, Gene A., and Rosalind Ragans. Understanding Art. New York, 1997: fig. 12-4.
1998Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane. "Virgin/Virginity." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:905.
2005Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Flemish Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2005: 218-222, color repro.

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