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Drawing - Study of a Bearded Man Wearing a Turban and Long Cloak (Saint Nicodemus?)
  • Study of a Bearded Man Wearing a Turban and Long Cloak (Saint Nicodemus?)
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640
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Study of a Bearded Man Wearing a Turban and Long Cloak (Saint Nicodemus?)

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1610-1619 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk, heightened with white, on brown paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.523

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 42

Physical description

Study of a man in a robe and turban, facing to the left and holding a piece of drapery over his left arm; Probably a study for Nicodemus in a 'Deposition' or 'Entombment'; Drawn in black chalk, heightened with white on light-brown paper.

Place of Origin

Belgium (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1610-1619 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk, heightened with white, on brown paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 523.

Dimensions

Height: 460 mm, Width: 368 mm

Object history note

This is probably a study for Nicodemus in a 'Deposition' or 'Entombment'.

Provenance: Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Study of a Bearded Man Wearing a Turban and Long Cloak (Saint Nicodemus?)' by Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish School, black chalk, heightened with white, ca. 1610-1619

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. 524, p.448

Materials

Black chalk; White chalk; Brown paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Heightening

Subjects depicted

Man; Turban

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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