Rubens & His Wife.From an original Picture by Rubens & Snyder in the Possession of the Right Honourable The Earl of Aylesford. To Whom this Print is, with his Lordship's permission Inscribed by his much obliged & most respectful humble Servant, John Summerfield.
London, Published by J. Summerfield at No 9 Southampton Street, Strand, Feb.y 11th 1814.
Engraving with large margins. 570 x 530mm (22¼ x 20¾".) Watermarked 'H.S. & S'. Tear entering platemark, repairs in margins. Large margins.
A portrait of the Flemish baroque painter Peter Paulus Rubens (1577 - 1640), with his first wife, Isabella Brant. Originally published 1801, the print is after a painting now in Kenwood House. Despite the attribution here it is not certain whether the figures were painted by Rubens or Cornelis de Vos, although it was Frans Snyders who painted the hind slung over Rubens' shoulder, the game birds in the basket on his arm and the fruit in the basket on Isabella's head.
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