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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
On View
From the Tour: Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Object 7 of 8


R.P. [possibly Robert P.] Nichols, London, by 1857.[1] Misses Weiss, Langton Castle, Worcestershire, by 1950.[2] (Frederick Mont, Inc., New York); sold January 1952 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] Gustav-Friedrich Waagen, Galleries and cabinets of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of more than Forty Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Mss., &c.&c, forming a supplemental volume to the Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 3 vols., London, 1857: 240.

[2] A Loan Exhibition of Works by Peter Paul Rubens, Kt., notes by Ludwig Burchard, exh. cat., Wildenstein & Co., London, 1950: 2.

[3] The bill of sale from Frederick Mont to the Kress Foundation is dated 30 January 1952 (copy in NGA curatorial files). The painting is described as being a modello for the altarpiece in the Cathedral of Antwerp, from the collection of Langton Castle, Worcestershire, England.

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