The ancient prints - Engravings

Peter Paul Rubens1600

Palazzo Asmundo

Palazzo Asmundo
Palermo, Italy

Etching and engraving engraving, mm. 464x345
"Pet. Paul. Rubbens pinxit / S. à Bolswert sculpsit "(left bottom); "Martinus vanden Enden excud. / Antverpiae Cum
privilege "(on the right).
Inscriptions: "HIC EST FILIVS MEVS DILECTVS. Matth. 17. V. 5 ".
The Trinity of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, n. 314, was reproduced by Bolswert very faithfully.
The format of the painting is more squared than in the incision, in which an area without figures appears at the bottom and at the top.
In the Eternal Father, Rubens heard the memory of a composition by Federico Zuccari, engraved by Cornelis Cort, and
of which Rubens himself made a drawing (London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce 514, L. Burchard and R. A.
d'Hulst, 1963, II, p. 218, n. 140).
The glimpse of Christ recalls that of the dead Christ of Mantegna (Milan, Brera), which Rubens had seen in the collection
of the Gonzagas in Mantua. The Painting of the Rubens was placed before the Revolution on the altar erected by Josine
van der Capelle († 1621) in the church of the Great Carmelites in Antwerp. Rooses reported an anonymous incision, from
a drawing already in the collection of Count Cuypers van Rijmenam in Brussels, of which Schelte a


  • Title: The ancient prints - Engravings
  • Creator: Rubens
  • Date Created: 1600
  • Location Created: Palermo
  • Physical Dimensions: mm. 464x345
  • Type: engravings and prints
  • Rights: Copyright Palazzo Asmundo 2018 - All right reserved
  • Medium: photo

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