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Presentation inscription


Fitch, William Stevenson (19th century)

Pen and brown ink on paper

Presentation inscription to the manuscript inventory made in English in June 1640, destined for Charles I, of the works of art in Rubens' possession at his death. Originally bound with two manuscript letters from Sir Balthasar Gerbier to Mr William Murrey, and a manuscript letter from Sir Peter Paul Rubens. With manuscript title-page and engraved portrait of Rubens after Van Dyck (G.1978.PG.99); mounted to folio size. Inventory consists of eight leaves, containing 13pp manuscript text; address leaf inscribed on verso 'C[atalogue?] [deleted] Inventary of ye Pictures which were in Rubens's Possession at ye time of his [death]'. Previously bound in red morocco, in slip case by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (1930's). Now re-mounted separately.

Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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