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Copy after Peter Paul Rubens, Hélène Forment with Son

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Copy after Peter Paul Rubens, Hélène Forment with Son

Lot 0095 Details

Description
Oil on canvas
Presumably Netherlands of Germany, early 20th century
After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) – Flemish painter, draughtsman, decorator, engraver and one of the most important painters of the Baroque period
Copy after Rubens’ painting ‘Hélène Fourment with her son Frans’, today in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Dimensions: 167 x 119 cm
Gilt ornate frame: 184 x 138 cm
Good condition
Expressive painting in accordance with the original

Hélène Fourment was the second wife of Peter Paul Rubens, which the painter portrayed in a total of nineteen paintings and hinted at further numerous portraits. Rubens and Fourment married in 1630 and had three more children besides Frans, namely Clara Johanna, Hélène and Peter Paul.



Condition:

The painting is in good condition, showing some craquelure due to age, tiny stains, some scratches and small paint losses. The upper part of the painting shows a small dent. The inspection under UV light reveals a major area of retouching to the upper part of the painting and some retouched scratches. The frame shows only light signs of use. The size of the painting is 167 x 119 cm, and the frame measures 186 x 138 cm.


Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most significant painters of the Baroque period, known for his altarpieces, portraits as well as mythological and biblical subjects. At the age of 15, he devoted himself to art. After he finished his apprenticeship, he was admitted to the Antwerp painters’ guild. In May 1600, he travelled to Italy to study the works of Titian, Veronese and others. Here the Duke of Mantua took notice of him and brought him to his court, where the young painter received rich inspiration for his later work. In the fall of 1608, Rubens returned to Antwerp. The patronage of the mayor of Antwerp helped him receive lucrative commissions from the upper class. Finally, Rubens was appointed court painter to the governor of the Spanish Netherlands and took up a magnificent home. His studio was much visited by students. In 1622, Rubens was summoned to Paris by Maria de’ Medici in order to design cartoons for the Luxembourg Palace. Afterwards, he went to Madrid as secretary to the Privy Council where he executed a number of works. Later he also worked as a painter in London. Rubens had a lasting influence on his time and in particular on Dutch painting like no other. Many of his major works are now in the collections of museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Louvre in Paris or the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. (cko)


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Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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Copy after Peter Paul Rubens, Hélène Forment with Son

Estimate €4,400 - €5,500
May 18, 2015
Starting Price €2,800
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0095: Copy after Peter Paul Rubens, Hélène Forment with Son

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Lot 0095 Details

Description
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Oil on canvas
Presumably Netherlands of Germany, early 20th century
After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) – Flemish painter, draughtsman, decorator, engraver and one of the most important painters of the Baroque period
Copy after Rubens’ painting ‘Hélène Fourment with her son Frans’, today in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Dimensions: 167 x 119 cm
Gilt ornate frame: 184 x 138 cm
Good condition
Expressive painting in accordance with the original

Hélène Fourment was the second wife of Peter Paul Rubens, which the painter portrayed in a total of nineteen paintings and hinted at further numerous portraits. Rubens and Fourment married in 1630 and had three more children besides Frans, namely Clara Johanna, Hélène and Peter Paul.



Condition:

The painting is in good condition, showing some craquelure due to age, tiny stains, some scratches and small paint losses. The upper part of the painting shows a small dent. The inspection under UV light reveals a major area of retouching to the upper part of the painting and some retouched scratches. The frame shows only light signs of use. The size of the painting is 167 x 119 cm, and the frame measures 186 x 138 cm.


Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most significant painters of the Baroque period, known for his altarpieces, portraits as well as mythological and biblical subjects. At the age of 15, he devoted himself to art. After he finished his apprenticeship, he was admitted to the Antwerp painters’ guild. In May 1600, he travelled to Italy to study the works of Titian, Veronese and others. Here the Duke of Mantua took notice of him and brought him to his court, where the young painter received rich inspiration for his later work. In the fall of 1608, Rubens returned to Antwerp. The patronage of the mayor of Antwerp helped him receive lucrative commissions from the upper class. Finally, Rubens was appointed court painter to the governor of the Spanish Netherlands and took up a magnificent home. His studio was much visited by students. In 1622, Rubens was summoned to Paris by Maria de’ Medici in order to design cartoons for the Luxembourg Palace. Afterwards, he went to Madrid as secretary to the Privy Council where he executed a number of works. Later he also worked as a painter in London. Rubens had a lasting influence on his time and in particular on Dutch painting like no other. Many of his major works are now in the collections of museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Louvre in Paris or the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. (cko)


Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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