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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jacques Jordaens, Flemish (Antwerp, Belgium 1593 - 1678 Antwerp, Belgium)
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Red and black chalk, brown wash, red watercolor, and white and brown opaque watercolor, on cream antique laid paper, partial framing line in graphite; added strip at lower right, perhaps not original
47.1 x 27.8 cm (18 9/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
mount: 57.4 x 39.4 cm (22 5/8 x 15 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper left, red chalk: C
  • collector's mark: primary mount, verso, lower left, black ink, stamp: L. 549 (Sir Charles Greville)
  • inscription: secondary mount, lower right, under drawing, graphite: 6741 / ... [illegible, erased]
  • watermark: Beta will not be made. Mount is too thick.
Sir Charles Greville (L. 549, lower left), by descent; to his nephew, George Guy Greville, Fourth Earl of Warwick, Warwick Castle, sold; [Christie’s, London, 20 May 1896, lot 356 (as Rubens).] Charles A. Loeser, Florence; Bequest of Charles A. Loeser, 1932.335.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 486, p. 252, as Peter Paul Rubens

Jan-Albert Goris and Julius S. Held, Rubens in America, Pantheon Books (New York and Antwerp, 1947), cat. no. A. 96, pp. 55-56 (as pupil of Rubens)

Karl Feuchtmayr, Zu Kleinen Holzbildwerken von Jörg Petle im Bayerischen Nationalmuseum, Münchner Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst, Prestel Verlag (Munich, 1958-1959), vol. 9-10, pp. 256-262, p. 259

Theodor Müller and Alfred Schädler, Georg Petel 1601-1634, exh. cat., Hirmer Verlag (1964), p. 21, under no. 8

International Council of Museums, Augsburger Barock, exh. cat., ed. Christina Thom (Augsburg, 1968), p. 233, under no. 304, repr. fig. 134 (n.p.)

Svetlana Alpers, The Decoration of the Torre de la Parada, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard (1971), vol. IX, p. 234, under cat. no. 39, repr. fig. 145 (as after Rubens)

Karl Feuchtmayr and Alfred Schädler, Georg Petel 1601/2-1634, Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft (Berlin, 1973), p. 180, under cat. no. 140

Julius S. Held, [Review of d'Hulst catalogue], The Art Bulletin (1978 (December)), vol. LX, no. 4, p. 726, repr. p. 727, fig. 8 (as Jordaens?)

Roger A. d'Hulst, "Jordaens Drawings: Supplement I", Master Drawings (1980 (Winter)), vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 360-70, pp. 360, 362-63, cat. no. A52a, repr. pl. 18

Dessins anciens et du XIXe siècle, auct. cat., Nouveau Drouot (Paris, 26 June 1987), under lot no. 123

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 122 ("Cartella A") (as Rubens)

Works on Paper, auct. cat., Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd. and Marty de Cambiare (London/Paris, 2019), p. 32, fig. 2

Austeja Mackelaite, "Recent Acquisition: Mercury Standing, by Jacob Jordaens", The Morgan Blog, The Morgan Library & Museum (May 21, 2020),, accessed March 17, 2022

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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