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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Gérard Edelinck, Flemish (Antwerp, Belgium 1640 - 1707 Paris, France)
The Battle of Anghiari
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Battle for the Standard
Work Type
c. 1657
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and brown ink, brown and gray wash and bluish-white opaque watercolor over black chalk on light tan antique laid paper, mounted on heavy antique laid paper and card
45.2 x 64 cm (17 13/16 x 25 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: curatorial file, typeface: RAPHAEL AND AMERICA / NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART / 72. EDELINCK, Gerard (?), after Ruben's [sic] / copy of Leonardo's Combat for the / Standard / The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
  • collector's mark: mount, verso, lower left and lower right, purple ink, stamp: L. 2020 (Juan Jorge Peoli)
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper left, graphite: 664 - [underlined]
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower left, graphite: 1" [three hatch marks] Rubens
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower left, graphite: 1592/EB US / g9./Fo -
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower left, graphite: M. 13968
  • inscription: mount, verso, right center, graphite: 30728/129 / watercolor / framed in case
  • watermark: none visible
Juan Jorge Peoli, London (L. 2020 with his mark). [R. Ederheimer, New York], sold; to Edward W. Forbes, 1914, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1917.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
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. 473, pp. 246-47; vol. 2, repr.

A.T. H., "Cambridge, Fogg Museum of Art" [Review of Mongan-Sachs], Museums Journal (February 1948), vol. 47, no. 11, p. 218, p. 218

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 27, p. 7

Julius S. Held, Rubens Selected Drawings, Phaidon Press (London, 1959), vol. 1, under cat. no. 161, p. 157

Jeremy Wood, Rubens: Copies and Adaptations From Renaissance and Later Artists: Italian Artists. III. Artists Working in Central Italy and France, Harvey Miller Publishers (London, England, 2011), vol I: under cat. no. 165 p. 80; vol II: p. 5 (no. 4 in list of illustrations), p. 191, repr. as fig. 4

Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, January 30, 2019), p.26, under lot 10

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Precision and Prestige: The Arts of Engraving, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/11/2001 - 12/02/2001

32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2017 - 12/12/2017

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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