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Young Man in Armor

After Peter P. Rubens, (Flemish, 1577-1640)


Possibly in a private collection, Vienna. (Newhouse Galleries, New York); acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Keeler, Los Angeles, in 1930.{1} W.L. Moody III, Galveston, Texas;{2} via (Ehrich-Newhouse Galleries, New York) to Dr. G.H. A Clowes in 1934;{3}The Clowes Fund Collection, since 1958, and on long-term loan to the IMA since 1971 (C10070).

{1}See "Portrait by Rubens is purchased here," New York Times, 27 February 1930, p. 13, which announces the purchase of the portrait by the Keelers from Newhouse Galleries.
{2}W. L. Moody III was the son of William Lewis Moody Jr. (1865-1954), a financial magnate who founded the American National Insurance Company. The former served as the president and executive director for several of his father's companies until 1950 when he was disinherited. See "Executive Suite," Time Magazine, 6 September 1954.
{3} Sale agreement between W.L. Moody III and Dr. George Clowes dated 3 July 1934 (IMA, Clowes Collection Archive). This file also contains a letter acknowledging receipt of payment for the painting dated 9 July 1934. Evidence of W.L. Moody III's financial difficulties is noted in passing in "Jury will decide if Art is Van Dyck's," New York Times, 5 September 1934.

Object Information

After Peter P. Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640)
materials
oil on panel
dimensions
12-1/2 x 9 in.
accession number
C10070
credit line
Courtesy of The Clowes Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800