Antwerp School
Allegory of justice

This drawing/study can be stylistically situated around Rubens as well as Van Dyck. 

Another oilpaint-sketch, attributed to Rubens (*) shows a comparable composition but mirrored. 
Justice" ,Whereabouts unknown, Rubens, CRLB, Part XII, Nils Büttner, Allegories and Subjects from Literature, p. 166 (N°34)

Our drawing seems to be made for (or after) a sculpture, this can be deducted because of the niche Justice is portrayed in. 

In terms of style, it's reminiscent of the known sketchbook in Chatsworth (Devonshire Collection, authorship discussed)


Price:  € 4.500 

School of Rubens 
Brown ink
21 x 13 cm (8 ¹/₄ x 5 ¹/₈ inches)
17th century

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