A Painting from Rubens’ Studio with a Rich Pedigree

La Gazette Drouot
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Once in the collection of the Queen of Sweden, this large canvas from the early 17th century was created in the studio of Peter Paul Rubens, based on a well-known work by the master, painted around 1630. Early 17th century, studio of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), The Holy Family with St Francis, St Anne and St John the Baptist as Child, oil on canvas, 168 x 193 cm/66.14 x 75.98 in. Estimate: €84,000/90,000 The composition is slightly tighter, but the figures are where they should be: St Francis, dressed in his dark brown robe, is approaching Christ and his mother. The infant Saint

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