frans pourbus the younger - Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess of Austria, about 1600

frans pourbus the younger (Antwerp, 1569 - 1622, Paris)

Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess of Austria, about 1600

Oil on canvas, 134.9 x 98.2 cm (53 1/8 x 38 11/16 in.) canvas


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the art dealers Durand-Ruel, New York for $7,000 on 22 March 1897.


Inscribed (on a paper label affixed to the stretcher, verso): Durand Ruel No. 1642
Inscribed (on a paper label affixed to the stretcher, verso): Durand Ruel No. 3957


Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1903), p. 13.
Morris Carter. Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court (Boston, 1925; Reprint, Boston, 1972), pp. 108, 162.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), pp. 275-77. (as from the outset of Pourbus's career, perhaps 1600)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 178-79, 229.
Florence Lewis May. Hispanic Lace and Lace Making (New York, 1939), pp. 34, 178, fig. 191. (as late 16th century)
Ronald Hilton. Handbook of Hispanic Source Materials and Research Organizations in the United States (Stanford, California, 1956), p. 195.
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 8, no. 33 (18 Apr. 1965), p. 2. (excerpting May, p. 34)
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), pp. 190-91, ill. (as probably 1598-1609, perhaps 1600)
S. Lane Faison. Handbook of the Collection, William College Museum of Art (Williamstown, 1979), p. xlv. (as considerably later than the portrait of Isabella now housed in the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, accession no. 64.31; cannot safely be called autograph)
Adolph S. Cavallo. Textiles: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1986), pp. 13-14, fig. 4. (as about 1600)
Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt. "Mrs. Gardner's Renaissance." Imaging the Self in Renaissance Italy. Fenway Court, vol. 23 (1990-1991), pp. 10-30, fig. 2. (as about 1600)

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