£200 - £300
FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER PAUL RUBENS A NOBLEWOMAN oil on copper with panel maker's stamp to the reverse KW, a rosette above, in a dotted circle, 15.5 x 13.5cm
The Antwerp panel maker is unidentified; the twelve recorded examples date from c1590-1642, five of which were painted by Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642). See Copper as Canvas, Chapter 5, by Jorgen Wadum, Oxford 1999, pp107-108 & fig 5.6.
Localised paint loss and very dirty in old somewhat faulty frame, showing the consequences of longterm storage in a dusty attic or similar