Portrait of the Earl of Arundel by Peter Paul Rubens

Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel (1585-1646) was one of the leading members of Charles I's 'Whitehall' group of connoisseurs and collectors.

Details

Medium:
Pen & brush in brown ink over black & red chalk
Dimensions:
27.5 x 19.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£172,750 ( Total: £900,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Hotel Drouot, Paris

During his English sojourn Rubens visited and highly praised the Earl's collection. As a result of their meeting, Rubens made three painted portraits and this study. The rapport felt by the artist and sitter is immediately apparent in this unusually informal study. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

The Comte du Chastelot-Andelot, Brussels.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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