A Study of a Bearded Man by Peter Paul Rubens

Study for the head of Caspar in The Adoration of the Magi, the centre panel of the triptych commissioned from Rubens for the church of S.


Oil on oak panel
68 x 53 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,808 ( Total: £62,000)
Acquired in:
Hanson Estate

Jean, Malines.


Probably listed as one lot in the inventory of Rubens' effects after his death in 1640; said to have been given by the Duke of Bavaria to the Duc d'Albery, from whom purchased by Lord Belper between 1817 and 1821; by descent in the Belper family

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