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"Artemisia" 1652

140.5 x 158.5 Signed and dated on cinerarium: "E. Quellinus inv. et fecit anno 1652". CRE QUELLINUS, Erasmus; (Flemish; 1607-1678) This is an important signed and dated work by Quellinus, who was a pupil, assistant of Rubens, and after the master's death one of the leading painters in Antwerp. The Roman writer Aulus Gellius, narrates that in 351 B. C. the widowed Artemisia removed the ashes of her…