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The Continence of Scipio

The Continence of Scipio

Jacob Jordaens (I) (in circa 1636)

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This drawing of a famous episode from Roman history was probably a design for a painting that has not survived. Jordaens often simply
added an extra strip of paper when he ran out of room, as he has done here on the left-hand side. He also added colour, not so much to make the drawing more beautiful but to indicate the colours for a painting.

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Title The Continence of Scipio
Material and technique Brush and brown ink, brown wash, body colour, red chalk in the face of the man at the far left; a strip of paper was added to the left edge by Jordaens, laid down
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 220 mm
Width 242 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Jacob Jordaens (I)
Accession number MB 5008 recto (PK)
Credits Legaat / Bequest: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1847
Creation date in circa 1636
Age artist Between 7 and 85 years old
Collector Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans
Material
Object
Technique
Brown wash > Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jacob Jordaens (I)

Antwerpen 1593 - Antwerpen 1678

Jacob Jordaens worked as an assistant of Rubens. After the death of Rubens, Jordaens completed a number of paintings that were intended for Spain. The influence...

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