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Rubens, with his family, walking in a garden: PD.44-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Rubens, with his family, walking in a garden


Draughtsman: Dyck, Anthony van (Attributed to)




History note: P.H. Lankrink (Lugt 2090); J. Richardson Snr (Lugt 2183); 2993-6); Thomas Hudson (Lugt 2432); Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Thomas Banks (Lugt 2423); (?) Mrs. Lavinia Forster; (?)Ambrose Poynter; Sir E.J. Poynter (Lugt 874), his sale, Sotheby's, 25 April 1918, lot 288, reproduced (as Rubens), bought by Agnew for Charles B.O. Clarke, bequeathed by him (1935) to Louis C.G. Clarke, LL.D

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 185 mm
Width: 141 mm

Relative size of this object

14.1 m18.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Could be by Rubens, relates to the painting in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Traces of black chalk, pen and brown ink, on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P. P. Rubens
  • Location: Recto of old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: D5.213p / Rubens & his Wife and Child. formerly collection of the Duke of Marlborough, now at the Metropolitan Museum, New York
  • Location: Verso of old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.44-1961
Primary reference Number: 4568
Lugt: 2090
Lugt: 2183
Lugt: 2993
Lugt: 2994
Lugt: 2995
Lugt: 2996
Lugt: 2432
Lugt: 2364
Lugt: 2423
Lugt: 874
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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