Study of the Man Raised from the Dead and Two Studies of Legs in a Kneeling Position, for figures in "Miracles of St Francis Xavier" thumbnail 1
Study of the Man Raised from the Dead and Two Studies of Legs in a Kneeling Position, for figures in "Miracles of St Francis Xavier" thumbnail 2
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Study of the Man Raised from the Dead and Two Studies of Legs in a Kneeling Position, for figures in "Miracles of St Francis Xavier"

Drawing
1617-1618 (Drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

On the principal sheet is depicted a man, wearing a loin cloth, seen in profile, sitting up supported on his hands, with legs stretched out; at upper right, on a separate attached piece of paper are two studies of a left leg, one seen from behind and the other in profile


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleStudy of a Nude Man Raising his Body from a Recumbent Position, and Two Studies of Legs in a Kneeling Position (published title)
Materials and Techniques
Black chalk, with some touches of white on paper
Brief Description
Drawing, Study of a nude man raising his body from a recumbent position, and two studies of legs in a kneeling position, for figures in "Miracles of St Francis Xavier", by Peter Paul Rubens, Black chalk, with some touches of white, Flemish School, c.1617-18

Physical Description
On the principal sheet is depicted a man, wearing a loin cloth, seen in profile, sitting up supported on his hands, with legs stretched out; at upper right, on a separate attached piece of paper are two studies of a left leg, one seen from behind and the other in profile
Dimensions
  • Height: 350 mm
  • Width: 542mm
Measurement given is for the full sheet. The uneven attached sheet pasted over at top right is approximately 225 x 270mm (max.)
Style
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed in brown ink: at upper centre, P. P. Rubbens; and at bottom left, in another hand, Rubbens fecit uit’t grote autaar / Stuk van de Paters Jesuite te Antwerpen van St. Ignatius; and on verso: at upper right, in graphite, 2D 67; at lower right,in graphite, Rubens; at lower left, in black ink, 177; and at lower centre of backing sheet, in black ink (with the museum’s Dalton inv. nos.), D.904, 905–’0
Gallery Label
This drawing is one of many individual studies of the figure that Rubens made. He used them to make subsequent preparatory drawings for larger compositions. Rubens drew his figure studies from live models. They allowed him to refine and improve details like the pose, expression and musculature of the body.
Credit line
Dalton Bequest
Object history
Sir Benjamin West (1738–1820), London (L. 419); Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830), London (L. 2445); Miss Emily Dalton (1816/17–1900), Leicester, by whom bequeathed to the museum (NAL dry stamp on recto and Dalton Bequest purple ink stamp on verso; neither in Lugt), 1900.
Subject depicted
Associated Object
D.905-1900 (Part)
Bibliographic Reference
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol.II, Cat.523, illus. p. 446
Collection
Accession Number
D.904-1900

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record createdAugust 26, 2004
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