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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp)

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Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000
Price realised:  US$218,500
Lot number 269, Views: 322

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp)
A double-sided sheet of studies: Hippodameia abducted by the centaur Eurytion, and Hercules overcoming the river-god Achelous in the form of a bull ( recto ); Christ shown to the People, and The Way to Calvary ( verso )
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp) A double-sided sheet of studies: Hippodameia abducted by the centaur Eurytion, and Hercules overcoming the river-god Achelous in the form of a bull ( recto ); Christ shown to the People, and The Way to Calvary ( verso ) with modern inscription 'Rubens Rape of the Sabines' at the extreme right edge, on a narrow strip of paper attached to the recto red chalk ( recto ); red, black and white chalk ( verso ) 12¼ x 18¾ in. (31.1 x 46.5 cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolors Part II
Date of the auction: 26 Jan 2011
Address: Christie's
26 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center