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Studio of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
The Assumption of the Virgin

probably mid 1620s
oil on panel
image only, without wooden shims: 123.5 x 92 cm 48 5/8 x 36 1/4 in
R.P. [possibly Robert P.] Nichols, London, by 1857. [1] Misses Weiss, Langton Castle, Worcestershire, by 1950. [2] (Frederick Mont, Inc., New York); sold January 1952 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] Gustav-Friedrich Waagen, Galleries and cabinets of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of more than Forty Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Mss., &c.&c, forming a supplemental volume to the Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 3 vols., London, 1857: 240.
[2] A Loan Exhibition of Works by Peter Paul Rubens, Kt., notes by Ludwig Burchard, exh. cat., Wildenstein & Co., London, 1950: 2.
[3] The bill of sale from Frederick Mont to the Kress Foundation is dated 30 January 1952 (copy in NGA curatorial files). The painting is described as being a modello for the altarpiece in the Cathedral of Antwerp, from the collection of Langton Castle, Worcestershire, England.
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