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Carita Romana

Carita Romana

17th century

Peter Paul Rubens

Flemish, 1577-1640

Pen and ink
7 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (20 x 27 cm)
LeRoy M. Backus Collection
Provenance: G. Vallardi (Lugt 1223); Victor Winthrop Newman (Lugt 2540); LeRoy M. Backus collection; bequest from Mr. Backus to Seattle Art Museum, accessioned 1952
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySan Francisco, California, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1941.

Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, 1946.

New York, New York, Schaeffer Galleries, The Backus Collection, Nov. 1948. Cat. no. 36.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection, 1952. Cat. no. 15, reproduced [as “Rubens, study for a lost original”].

Published ReferencesMcGrath, Elizabeth. “Subjects from History.” In Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard 13, vol. 2. London, U.K.: Phaidon, 2016; pp. 113-14, no. 23.

Mandowsky, Edna. Old Master Drawings: Seattle Art Museum Collection Guide. Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1980; cat. no. 39, p. 21 [as "School of Peter Paul Rubens"].

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