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Job, ca. 1620

  • Jacob Jordaens, Flemish, 1593-1678

Oil on oak panel

  • Unframed: 26 3/8 × 20 1/2 inches (67 × 52.1 cm)
  • 42 1/8 × 36 3/16 × 3 1/4 inches (107 × 91.9 × 8.3 cm)

Gift of Frederic A. Gimbel and Dr. Armand Hammer


possibly, collection of Counts Schönborn (Pommersfelden, Bamberg, Germany). May 30-31, 1892, Haro père et fils auction at (Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris, France), lot 26. auction of Paul Mersch collection (Paris, France)

collection of Marczell von Nemes (Budapest, Hungary)

collection of E. Warneck (Paris, France)

May 10-11, 1905, auction of the succession of Mme. E. Warneck (Drouot-Féral, Paris, France), lot 38

May 10-11, 1905, purchased by Newumans. December 14, 1927, auction of Baron Léon de Pitteurs Hugaerts d'Orange & others (Fiévèz, Brussels, Belgium), lot 69. by 1932, collection of Alberto J. Pani (Mexico)

December 17, 1942, auction of A. J. Pani at (Kende Galleries, New York, New York, USA), lot 33

December 17, 1942, purchased by Gimbel Brothers (Kende Galleries, New York, New York, USA)

Frederic A. Gimbel and Dr. Armand Hammer (New York, New York, USA)

1943-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Album der Tentoonstelling Jacob Jordaens. Antwerp, 1905, pl. 1 (2). Buschmann, P. Jacob Jordaens. Eene studie naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling zijner werken ingericht te Antwerpen in MCMV. Brussels, 1905, p. 80. Buschmann, P. "De Jordaens-tentoonstelling te Antwerpen," Onze Kunst. pp. 149-161, esp. p. 158, (repr.) opposite p. 160. P.P. RUBENS[...]. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten. Antwerp, 1905, no. 2. Rooses, M. Jordaen's Leven en Werken. Amsterdam and Antwerp, 1906, pp. 38, 265. Rooses, M. Jacob Jordaens. New York, 1908, (repr.) p. 37. Exposition d'art Ancien/l'art Belge Au XVII Siècle. Exh. cat., Musées Royaux de Cinquantenaire. Brussels, 1910, no. 229. Held, J.S. Malerier og Tegninger af Jacob Jordaens. Copenhagen, 1939, vol. 26, p. 11, (fig. 12). Pani, A. J. La Segunda Coleccion Pani de Pinturas, Catalogo Descriptivo y Comentado. Mexico, 1940, pp. 63-64, no. 21, (repr.). Richardson, E. P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 71, no. 594. Valentiner, W.R. "The Penitent Saint Peter," Bulletin of the DIA 24, no. 2 (1944): pp. 16-18, (repr.). Puyvelde, L. van. Jordaens. Paris-Brussels, 1953, pp. 84, 232. d'Hulst, R.-A. De Tekeningen van Jacob Jordaens. Brussels, 1956, p. 86, no. 1. Varshavskaia, M. Van Dyck Paintings in the Hermitage. 1963, pp. 94, 151. Masters of the Loaded Brush/Oil Sketches from Rubens to Tiepolo. Exh. cat., M. Knoedler and Company [planned under the auspices of Columbia University]. New York, 1967, pp. 70-71, no. 51 [as Head of Abraham Grapheus]. Wittkower, R. "Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Oil Sketches on Exhibition in New York," The Connoisseur, vol. CLXIV (1967): pp.[?], esp. p. 245, (fig. 7). Held, J.S. "Jordaens at Ottawa," Burlington Magazine, vol. 111 (1969): p. 272, (fig. 1). Held, J.S. Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century: The Collections of the DIA. Detroit, 1982, pp. 64-66, (repr.). d'Hulst, R.A. Jacob Jordaens. London, 1982, p. 102, 110, (fig. 68) [as Study of the head of Abraham Grapheus]. Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678). Exh. cat., Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten. Antwerp, 1993, p.100, cat. 22, (repr.) [cat. entry by R. A. D'Hulst]. Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Die Sammlungen der Hamburger Kunsthalle, vol. II, Die Niederländischen Gemälde 1500-1800, Hamburg, 2001, p. 148 [cited under inv. 82].

Jacob Jordaens, Job, ca. 1620, oil on oak panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederic A. Gimbel and Dr. Armand Hammer, 43.418.