Sunday 8 November 2015

The Rysbrack Statuettes of Rubens, van Dyck and du Quesnoy, Part 5, Sources Rubens.

The Engraved Portraits of Peter Paul Rubens, Prior to 1743.

As a collector, some or perhaps all of these engravings would have been available to Rysbrack.

Rysbrack was a prolific collector of engravings, see Rysbrack sale, Langfords of The Piazza Covent Garden, 15, 17 and 18th February, 1764, lot 60; Lot 24 and 25; lots 9, 10 and 11, heads by van Dyck.

The collection of engravings below is by no means exhaustive - others not included are variations of these

Engraved Portrait of Rubens by Wyngarde
after Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 -77).
Undated Mid 17th Century.
From the original portrait in the Rubenshuis,
285 x 223 mm.
British Museum.
Engraved Portrait of Rubens
after the Portrait now in Rubens House Antwerp 
153 x 115 mm
British Museum.
Engraved Portrait of Rubens
by Paulus Pontius after van Dyck,
Dated 1657.
155 x 112 mm.
British Museum.
Engraved Portrait by Johannes Meyssens,
after a Self Portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens now in the Royal Collection.,
Engraved portrait of Rubens after van Dyck, after Paulus Pontius.
by Abraham Lutma. c. 1650.
234 x 155 mm.
British Museum.
The original or a study for it is in the Rijksmusum, Amsterdam.
A pair of related grisailles are at Boughton House, Northamptonshire.
Variations of this engraved portrait are probably the primary source for Rysbrack's representations of Rubens
Engraved Portrait of Rubens
Rene Lochon,
Paris c. 1650.
162 x 121 mm.
Engraved Portrait of Peter Paul Rubens
After the original by Van Dyke ,
Engraved by R Gaywood, 1656.
Engraving of Rubens after the Self Portrait in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
Georg Marin Preisler,
Nuremberg c. 1740.
273 x 175 mm
Engraved Portrait of Rubens
after van Dyck,
 by Jean Audran.
pub. by Gaspard Duchange, Paris 1710,
504 x 354 mm
Anonymous Engraving of Rubens aged 46, c. 1700 - 50,
150 x 207mm.
After the self-portrait by Rubens in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, signed and dated 1623, P
ainted for the future Charles I.
It is mentioned in a letter of 10 January 1623 from Rubens to Valavez.
(see R. Magurn, 'Letters of Rubens' no.60).

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