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Drawing - Study for Saint John the Evangelist
  • Study for Saint John the Evangelist
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640
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Study for Saint John the Evangelist

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1616 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk, heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.519

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A man facing right, with his right knee raised and his right arm extended

Place of Origin

Belgium (possibly, drawn)

Date

1616 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk, heightened with white

Dimensions

Height: 509 mm, Width: 277 mm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Study for Saint John the Evangelist', by Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish School, black chalk, 1616

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. 520, illus.

Production Note

Study for the figure of St John in the painting of the Washing and Anointing of Chirst's Body, now in the Church of St. Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Materials

Black chalk; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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