Peter Paul Rubens, Maximilian I

“ The Last Knight ”

Rubens, Peter Paul (Siegen 1577 – Antwerp 1640). Maximilian I. Half-length portrait of “the last knight” in full, most richly decorated armour to the left. Steel engraving by Johann Philipp Walther (Mühlhausen, Upper Palatinate, 1798 – Nuremberg 1868). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Belvedere. / P. P. Rubens pt. / Walther sc., otherwise as above. 6½ × 4¾ in (16.6 × 12 cm). – With broad ornamental lining.

Offer no. 14,721 | EUR 58. (c. US$ 70.) + shipping

“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”

(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)