Peter Paul Rubens

Venus nursing the cupids, april 1616 gedateerd
Private collection
Object information
Object category
light brown paper, pen in brown ink, black chalk, brown wash, heightened in white
pen and brown ink and wash and black chalk, with touches of black ink, heightened with white, on light brown paper
rectangle (portrait format) 246 x 179 mm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed, dated and inscription bottom, in the middle: PAULLO HALMALIO / Viro In primis nobili / Senatori amplissimo / Amicitiae Indies augendae / ICONISMUM hanc / Petrus Paullus Rubenius / L[ibens] M [erito] posuit / Anno CIↃ IↃC. [NB the two squares are a reverse C] XVI Mense Aprili
    translation: 'to Paul Halmale a man of outstanding nobility, Peter Paul Rubens has gladly and duly set down here this little image of a friendship that must increase daily, on the 16th of the month of April in the year of 1616', see Büttner 2018
  • inscription topside, in the middle: Crescetis Amores
Current attribution
Peter Paul Rubens
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
dated April 1616 (1616)
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Creation date: 2016-10-12; Last modified date: 2020-09-22


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