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Details: Peter Paul Rubens, Old Woman and Boy with Candles, c. 1616 - 1617

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Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)
Old Woman and Boy with Candles
c. 1616 - 1617
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Material and technical details

height: 77 cm
width: 62.5 cm

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In the possession of the artist, Antwerp, until 1640 (his posthumous inventory by Jan van Meurs, Antwerp 1640, no. 125); possibly in the collection of Rubens’s brother-in-law, Arnold Lundens, after 1640; possibly Muhlmann Collection, Riga, 1646; George Rogers, before 1801; Hastings Elwyn; his sale, London (Phillips), 23 May 1806 (Lugt 7101), no. 27 (for 950 pounds to Delahante); Alexis Delahante, London, 1806; sold by him to Charles Duncombe, created 1st Baron Feversham in 1826, Duncombe Park, Helmsley (for 2.000 pounds); William Duncombe, 2nd Baron Feversham; William Ernest Duncombe, 3rd Baron and 1st Earl of Feversham; William Reginald Duncombe, Viscount Helmsley; Charles William Reginald Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham; Charles William Slingsby Duncombe, 5th Baron Feversham of Duncombe Park and 3rd and last Earl of Feversham of Ryedale; sold by him to Francis Francis, Bird Cay, Bahama’s, 1947-1965 (on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1948-1965); sale London (Sotheby’s), 30 June 1965, no. 15 (for 19,000 pounds to Agnew); Thomas Agnew & Sons, London; sold to a private collector; by inheritance to ‘A Lady of Title’; sale, London (Sotheby’s), 7 July 2004, no. 30; Otto Naumann Ltd., New York; acquired with the support of the BankGiro Lottery, the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, the Mondriaan Foundation, the Rembrandt Association (supported by the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation) and the bequest of Ms A.A.W. Schröder, 2005

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