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Christ in the House of Simon, after Veronese; a group of figures seated around a table, partly beneath a colonnade, Christ seated at right with Mary Magdalene crouched on the floor washing his feet, Judas Iscariot (?) standing at far left holding a stick and a monkey (?) on a chain. c.1600-1608
Brush drawing in brown wash, touched with white (partly oxidised), watercolour and bodycolour, over black chalk, on two sheets conjoined
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Height: 529 millimetres
Width: 914 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Literature: J. Wood, 'Rubens's Collection of Drawings: His Attributions and Inscriptions', 1994, pp.339-40, fig.7; K. Lohse Belkin, 'Rubens: Copies and adaptations from Renaissance and Later Artists: German and Netherlandish Artists', Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard XXVI.1, vol I, p.55, n.49 (described as retouched by Erasmus Quellinus, although Jeremy Wood nonetheless attributes the retouches to Rubens).
After the picture in the Turin Gallery, engraved by G. Volpato and others.
Rowlands, Rubens: Drawings and Sketches, BMP, 1977
This is a copy of the painting by Paolo Veronese, 'The Feast in the House of Simon the Leper', now at Turin. It is a drawing of rather poor quality, as we can judge from its upper part. Rubens has reworked the lower part extensively, and has given the figures and faces a Flemish character, as if moving the location of the painting from Venice to Antwerp. Rubens has here taken a drawing of no account and with his brush put life into the figures.
The drawing has been cut above, on the right and at the bottom. The Head of Christ has been drawn on an inset piece of paper.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Rubens drawings and sketches, no.54
2002 June-Sep, Edinburgh, N.G. Scotland, 'Rubens and Italian Art'
2002 Sep-Dec, Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gall, 'Rubens and Italian Art'
2004 Mar-Jun, Antwerp, Rubenshuis, 'Rubens the Collector'
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