Helena Fourment


Stipple engraving after painting formerly attributed to Anthony van Dyck, now considered to be by Peter Paul Rubens, once in the Cabinet at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Originally in the Hermitage Palace, the painting was sold about 1930 and is now in the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Print removed from George P. Marsh’s copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 2. SI Secretary's Library stamp embossed below image (trimmed; only partial stamp remains).

Pencil inscription on verso reads: "Should be Helena Fourment by Rubens," possibly in Jacob Kainen's hand.

Full-length portrait long considered to be of Rubens' second wife Helena Fourment (1614-1673), although the identity of the sitter is now in some dispute.

Date Made: 1783

Delineator: Farington, GeorgePublisher: Boydell, JohnEngraver: Sailliar, LouisOriginal Artist: Rubens, Peter Paul

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Women

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Credit Line: Marsh Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0534.03.38Accession Number: 1978.0534Catalog Number: 1978.0534.03.38

Object Name: printstipple engravingObject Type: Engraving

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 58.5 cm x 39 cm; 23 1/32 in x 15 11/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1d7f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_784921

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