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Two Studies of Legs in a Kneeling Position

Drawing
c.1617-1618 (drawn)
Artist/Maker

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 the left leg of a kneeling spectator and another sketch of a leg for figures in the picture "Miracles of St Francis Xavier" at Vienna (popular title)
Materials and Techniques
Black chalk
Brief Description
Drawing 'Two Studies of Legs in a Kneeling Position', by Peter Paul Rubens, black chalk, c.1617-1618S
Physical Description
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: 350mm
  • Width: 542mm
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–’00.
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.904-1900 (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.905-1900

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record createdAugust 26, 2004
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