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Drawing - Design for the Title-Page for Giacomo Bosto, <i>Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa</i>
  • Design for the Title-Page for Giacomo Bosto, Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640
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Design for the Title-Page for Giacomo Bosto, Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    c.1614-1617 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with grey wash, over black chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.544

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Design for a title-page to Jacobus Bosius' Crux triumphans et gloriosa, issued by the Plantin press, 1617; Christ standing on a pedestal supporting the Cross, with the figures of Truth on one hand, and Purity on the other. A festoon of fruit beneath, and a tablet with heads of cherubim.

Date

c.1614-1617 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with grey wash, over black chalk

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 544.

Inscribed on washed mount, in brown ink, P. P. Rubens.

Dimensions

Height: 320 mm, Width: 207 mm

Object history note

Henri Tersmitten II (1709–53), Lord of Spaland, his sale, Amsterdam, de Bary and IJver, 23ff. September 1754, Album L, lot 439 (bt. for 16 fl.); Gabriel Huquier the elder (1695–1772), Paris, his sale, Amsterdam, IJver, 14ff. September 1761, Album E, lot 552 (bt. for 13 fl.); Dionis Muilman (1702–72), Amsterdam, his sale, Amsterdam, Bosch … IJver, 29ff. March 1773, Album H, lot 572: ‘... Pen gewassen met Oostind. Inkt, hoog 12½, breed 8 duim’ (to ‘IJver’ for 10 fl.); Daniel Marsbag (d. 1775 or before), his sale, Amsterdam, Ploos … IJver, 30ff. October 1775, Album D, lot 208 (to ‘Fouquet’ for 10 fl.); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Design for the Title-page for Giacomo Bosto, Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa', by Peter Paul Rubens, pen and brown ink, c.1614-1617

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. 528, pp. 455-56

Production Note

This was previously attributed to Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeck.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Grey wash; Black chalk; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Tablet; Festoon; Cross

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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