The March of Silenus, c. 1652
after Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
Woodcut, c 1652. Hollstein, IX, p. 188, no. 16, first state of two (before Rubens' address is removed). 445 x 337 mm; based on Rubens’s painting in Munich; the preliminary drawing is in the Louvre, (inv. 20.288) retouched by Rubens. Provenance: Prosper Henry Lankrink (1618-1680), Lugt 2090, Anne-Marie Logan.
Notes on Prints, William M Ivins, Jr. New York, 1930, p 95, Drunken Silenus, illustrated p 94: “In addition to publishing engravings of his work, Rubens also issued a series of large woodcuts (cut by Christoffel Jegher) which were the last great woodcuts to be made for a period of almost two hundred years....”