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Drawing - Study of a Nude Male Figure Tormented by a Demon
  • Study of a Nude Male Figure Tormented by a Demon
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640
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Study of a Nude Male Figure Tormented by a Demon

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1621 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk, slightly touched with white and yellow chalks

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.520

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 24

Physical description

Naked figure of a man falling backwards in pain, with a demon pulling out his tongue; A study for one of the figures in the 'Fall of the Damned', Munich; Drawing in black chalk, slightly touched with white and yellow chalks.

Place of Origin

Belgium (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1621 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk, slightly touched with white and yellow chalks

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in brown ink: at lower left, P. R.; at lower right, P. P. R:; and above this (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 520.

Dimensions

Height: 268 mm, Width: 328 mm

Object history note

Richard Cosway (1740–1821), London (L. 629), his sale, London, Stanley, 14–21 February 1822, lot 677; Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Study of a Nude Male Figure Tormented by a Demon', by Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish School, black chalk, slightly touched with white and yellow chalks, ca. 1621.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, Vol. II, Cat. 525, illus.

Materials

Paper; Black chalk; White chalk; Yellow chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Man; Demon

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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