Design for the Title-Page for Giacomo Bosto, Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa

Drawing
c.1614-1617 (drawn)
Design for the Title-Page for Giacomo Bosto, Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa thumbnail 1
Design for the Title-Page for Giacomo Bosto, Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa thumbnail 2
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H
Artist/Maker

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and brown ink, with grey wash, over black chalk
Brief Description
Drawing 'Design for the Title-page for Giacomo Bosto, Crux Triumphans et Gloriosa', by Peter Paul Rubens, pen and brown ink, c.1614-1617
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 320mm
  • Width: 207mm
Style
Production typeUnique
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.
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Object history
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.
Production
This was previously attributed to Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeck.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.544

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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