Old Master and Related Works Online Auction

March 31, 2016

LOT 29

Lot 29

After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Lot 29 Details
After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish


Oil on canvas; signed “Smets / D.P.P. Rubens” lower right. Circa 1905.
29.25" x 60.5" — 74.3 x 153.7 cm.

Estimate $1,500-$1,800

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
  • After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
  • After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Purchased at an auction in Philadelphia, PA, USA, circa 1990;
Collection, Canada


Unidentified partial French exhibition label: “Exposition ...1905, No. “639” to frame verso


The present painting is a copy by Smets, circa 1905 after the original by Rubens, formerly in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin and destroyed in 1945.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 29

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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