Sir Peter Paul Rubens (artist)|
Flemish, 1577 - 1640
The Fall of Phaeton, c. 1604/1605, probably reworked c. 1606/1608
oil on canvas
overall: 98.4 x 131.2 cm (38 3/4 x 51 5/8 in.) framed: 125.4 x 159.4 x 5.7 cm (49 3/8 x 62 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)
Patrons' Permanent Fund
Not on View
Object 1 of 8
Probably in the collection of Susanna Willemsens [d. 1657], Antwerp. (possibly General Gansell sale, Christie's, London, 25 February 1775, no. 81 [bought in for £67]). James Du Pre Alexander, 3th earl of Caledon [1812-1855], London, before 1857; by inheritance to his son, James Alexander, 4th earl of Caledon [1846-1898], London; by inheritance to his son, Eric James Desmond Alexander, 5th earl of Caledon [1885-1968], London; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 9 June 1939, no. 24, as by A.J. van Diepenbeck); Mrs. Sanderson, London; S. [Mrs. Gustave] Delbanco, London, by 1954; Gustave Delbanco, London; purchased 5 January 1990 through (Ellin Mitchell, New York) by NGA.
 Listed as "Eenen Phaeton van Rubens, op doeck" in the inventory of Willemsens collection made in Antwerp on July 6, 1657. See Jean Denucé, The Antwerp art-galleries; inventories of the art collections in Antwerp in the 16th and 17th centuries, Antwerp, 1932: 197.
 Algernon Graves, Art Sales from Early in the Eighteenth Century to Early in the Twentieth Century (Mostly Old Master and Early English Pictures), 3 vols., London, 1918-1921: 3(1921):109; Michael Jaffé, "Rubens in Italy: Rediscovered Works," The Burlington Magazome 100 (December 1958): 416.
 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: 152), considered the painting to be a copy after Rubens.
 According to Jaffé 1958, 415 note 11.
- Caledon, James Du Pre Alexander, 3rd earl of
- Caledon, James Alexander, 4th earl of
- Caledon, Eric James Desmond Alexander, 5th earl of
- Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd.
- Delbanco, Gustave
- Delbanco, Gustave, Mrs.
- Mitchell, Ellin, Ms.
- Sanderson, Mrs.
- Willemsens, Susanna
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