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Rubens' wife, Helena Fourment sitting under a tree, holding and looking at their young son on her lap while he holds the perch of a pet bird which flies behind him and looks at the viewer, watched by a sister who stands at her mother's knee on the left; after Peter Paul Rubens.
Hand-coloured soft-ground etching
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Height: 160 millimetres (image)
Height: 213 millimetres (sheet, cut)
Width: 119 millimetres (image)
Width: 156 millimetres (sheet, cut)
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- After the painting by Rubens in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv.no.1795 (Rooses 948).
Maria Cosway also etched a larger version of the mother and son only: 1891,0414.949
The format of this etching suggests that it may be from a plate for Maria Cosway's 'Imitations in chalk from drawings by R. Cosway R.A.': see 1868,0612.636
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