Auction House

Auction: Old Master Paintings

28. June 2022, 3:00 pm

Object overview


Circle of Peter Paul Rubens

(Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerpen)

„Portrait of a man in a black robe with white collar“
oil on panel
62.5 x 49 cm
in the centre on the reverse brand of the city of Antwerp (hands and castle) as well as a monogram by the panel maker Michiel Vriendt (MV in ligature) and the letter A


Sir Francis Cook, first Baronet (1817-1901), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey;
The Trustees of the Cook Settlement, 1939;
Christie’s, London, 13th April 1984, lot 37;
Christie's, London, 2nc November 2001, lot 16 (as Circle of Peter Paul Rubens);
private property, Austria


1899-1900, London, New Gallery, no. 109 (as a portrait by Nicolaes Rockox (1560-1640));
1964-1982, Manchester, City Art Gallery (as a loan)


Abridged catalogue of the pictures at Doughty House, Richmond. Belonging to Sir Frederick Cook, Bart., M.P., Visconde de Monserrate, London 1903, p. 37, no. 211 (as„Portrait of Nicolas Rockox, Burgomaster of Antwerp. By Rubens, or more probably Van Dyck");
Herbert Cook (ed.)/J. O. Kronig, A catalogue of the paintings at the Doughty House Richmond & elsewhere in the collection of Sir Frederick Cook BT Visconde de Monserrate, vol. II Dutch and Flemish Schools, London 1914, no. 329 with b/w-ill. (as Peter Paul Rubens, „Portrait of a Gentleman“);
Maurice Walter Brockwell, Abridged catalogue of the pictures at Doughty House, Richmond 1932, p. 47 (as „Sir Peter Paul Rubens“, incorrectly described as illustrated)

Estimate: € 25.000 - 50.000
Result: € 90.000
Auction is closed.