Philippe Rubens, the Artist's Brother, 1610 or 1611

  • Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, 1577-1640

Oil on oak panel

  • Unframed: 27 × 21 1/8 inches (68.6 × 53.7 cm)
  • Framed: 36 9/16 × 30 11/16 × 3 1/8 inches (92.9 × 77.9 × 7.9 cm)

Gift of William E. Scripps in memory of his son, James E. Scripps II


On View

  • European: Rubens


European Painting

  • Oak
  • Oil
  • Panel (wood)
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Bust
  • Flanders


Church of St. Michael's Abbey (probably Antwerp, Belgium); August 27, 1817, Collection Peeters d'Aertselaer (Cleydael, Antwerp, Belgium) lot 11; July 19, 1822, (H.J. Steir d'Aertsealer auction, Antwerp, Belgium) lot 11; Collection M.J.L. Nieuwenhuys (Brussels, Belgium); Collection Grand Duke Henry of Mecklenburg (Netherlands); December 11, 1854, (Mecklenburg auction, Paris, France) lot 16; Collection Carl von Hollitsher (Berlin, Germany); Collection Camillo Castiglioni (Vienna, Austria); November 17-20, 1925, Castiglioni auction (F. Muller auction, Amsterdam, Natherlands) lot 74. William E. Scripps; 1926-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Smith, J. Catalogue Raisonné of the most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters. London, 1830, vol. II, p. 227, no. 805. Rooses, M. L'Oeuvre de P. P. Rubens. Antwerp, 1890, vol. IV, p. 247, no. 1040. von Hadeln, Freiherr D. "Die Porträtausstellung des Kaiser-Freidrich-Museums Vereins II." Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst, 20 (1909): p. 296. Ausstellung von Bildnissen . . . aus dem Privatbesitz der Mitgleider des Kaiser-Friedrich-Museums Verein. Exh. cat., Königliche Kunst-Akademie. Berlin, 1909, no. 121. Exposition d'Art Ancien/ l'Art Belge au XVII Siècle. Exh. cat., Musées Royaux de Cinquantenaire. Brussels, 1910, no. 396. von Bode, W. and M.J. Friedländer. Die Gemälde-Sammlung Hollitscher. Berlin, 1912, no, 25 (ill.). B[urroughs], C[lyde] H. "A Rubens Portrait." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 7, no. 8 (May 1926): 86–87, front cover, pp. 86-87 (ill.). Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 193 (ill.). Richardson, E.P. "The Rubens Exhibit." Bulletin of the DIA 15, 5 (1936): pp. 62-63 (ill.). Exhibition of Sixty Paintings and Some Drawings by Peter Paul Rubens. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1936, no. 19. Scheyer, E. Baroque Painting, Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1937, pp. 46, 49 (fig. 19). McCall, George Henry. Catalogue of European Painting and Sculpture from 1300–1800. Exh. cat., New York World's Fair. New York, 1939, pp. 157, no. 321, pl. 60 (ill.). WPA Michigan. Michigan: A Guide to the Wolverine State. New York, 1941, p. 256. Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 114, no. 193. Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, 1946, p. 14. Goris, J.A. and J.S. Held. Rubens in America. New York, 1947, p. 28, no. 14 (pl. 2). Larsen, E. P.P. Rubens. Antwerp, 1952, p. 215, no. 22. Held, J. S. "Other Works of Rubens in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 43, 3-4 (1964): pp. 53-59 (ill.). Gerson, H. Rembrandt Paintings. Amsterdam, 1968, p. 54 (ill.). [as wherabouts unknown] Judson, J.R. and C. van de Velde. Book Illustrations and Title Pages, (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard). London, 1978, vol. I, p. 152, vol. II (fig. 99). Homage to Rubens. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1978, no. 1 (cover ill.). Cummings, Frederick J., ed. Selected Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1979, p. 96, no. 67 (ill.). Held, J.S. Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century, The Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1982, pp. 76, 81-82 (pl. VI). Vlieghe, H. Rubens Portraits (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard). London, 1987, pp. 179-181 (fig. 206). White, C. Peter Paul Rubens Man & Artist. New Haven, 1987, pp. 33-34 (fig. 48). Jaffé, M. Rubens catalogo completo. Milan, 1989, p. 177. no. 152 (ill.). [as. ca. 1611] Bauman, G. C. and W. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in America. Antwerp, 1992, p. 359, no. 395 (ill.). Huemer, L.F. Rubens and the Roman Circle Studies of the First Decade. New York, 1996, pp. 29-46, 55-72, 73-74, 218-228 (fig. 3). Nakamura, Toshiharu. Rubens: Inspired by Italy and Established in Antwerp. Tokyo, 2013, pp. 40-41 (ill.). Paolini, Cecilia. "Philip and Peter Paul Rubens in Rome: newly discovered documents concerning their early careers." Burlington Magazine 161, no. 1391 (February 2019): 120–127, pp. 120–121 (ill.). Suda, Sasha and Kirk Nickel, ed. Early Rubens. Exh. cat., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (Legion of Honor) and Art Gallery of Ontario. New York, April 6, 2019-January 5, 2020, pp. 124-126, (ill.).

Rights Status

Peter Paul Rubens, Philippe Rubens, the Artist's Brother, 1610 or 1611, oil on oak panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of William E. Scripps in memory of his son, James E. Scripps II, 26.385.