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Lion

Peter Paul Rubensc. 1612-1613

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Details

  • Title: Lion
  • Date Created: c. 1612-1613
  • Physical Dimensions: w28.3 x h25.2 cm (overall)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund
  • External Link: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Medium: black chalk, heightened with white, yellow chalk in the background
  • artist: Sir Peter Paul Rubens
  • Theme: animal, mammal
  • School: Flemish
  • Provenance: According to an inscription on the back of the drawing, Marquis de Gouvernet (sale, Paris, 6-10 November 1775); purchased by Conseiller Nourri (sale, Paris, 24 February-14 March 1785); purchased by Conseiller de Saint-Maurice (sale, Paris, 1 February 1786). George Fenwick-Owen, Lether Melton (purchased in a mixed lot at Sotheby's in about 1930); Mrs. Denise Fenwick-Owen, London (sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1969, no. 86); NGA purchase via Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, in 1969.

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