[Jacob Jordaens and family.] Rubens and Family.In the Cabinet at Houghton.
John Boydell excudit 1780. Published Mar: 25th 1780 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint. 560 x 400mm, 22 x 16". Tear in right margin repaired.
Despite the title this is not a portrait of Rubens, but a self-portrait of Jacob Jordaens with his parents, brothers & sisters, with a family servant. The three cherubs represent deceased children. The original oil was purchased from Houghton by Catherine II of Russia and now resides in The Hermitage, St. Petersburg. From Houghton Gallery. Jordaens (1593-1678), a Flemish Baroque painter based in Antwerp. When Rubens died in 1640 he became the most important painter in Antwerp for large-scale commissions.
CS: Watson 128, still described as Rubens. Whitman: 124.iii/iii [Rubens & Family].
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