Artist Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, 1577-1640
  • Saint Ives of Treguier, Patron of Lawyers, Defender of Widows and Orphans
Date between 1615 and 1616
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 113 × 87 inches (287 × 221 cm)
Framed: 125 × 99 3/4 × 5 1/2 inches (3 m 17.5 × 253.4 × 14 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund and the Estate of Feodosy Kogut
Accession Number 64.459
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W220, Level 2 (see map)
Saint Peter's Church (Louvain, Belgium) (?);
Saint Michael Church, College of Jesuits (Louvain, Belgium);
May 12, 1777, sold in (Brussels, Belgium) auction "Tableaux déposés au Collège de Bruxelles ..." lot 1;
1777, purchased by (M. de Loose, probably as agent of J.J. Bertels, Brussels, Belgium);
May 31, 1787, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction Imperial Collection of J.-J. Bertels, lot 75 [withdrawn];
April 21, 1788, sold by (Christie's, London, England) lot 222 [withdrawn];
February 3, 1789, sold in (Paris, France) auction J.-J. Bertels, lot 15 [withdrawn];
April 6, 1825, sold in (Paris, France) auction Didot, lot 68 [withdrawn]
May 6-8, 1828, sold in (Paris, France) auction Didot, lot 93 [withdrawn];
1828, purchased by Henry;
August 20-21, 1932, sold in (Paris, France) lot 56;
1932, purchased by Marquis Hippolyte de Gonvello (Château de Kerlévénan, Sarzeau, Morbihan, Brittany, France);
until before 1960, by descent to Marquis Renaud de Gonvello;
acquired by (Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York, New York, USA, jointly with Frederick Mont, dealer, from the Marquis Renaud de Gonvello);
1964-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Mensaert, G.P. Le peintre amateur. Brussels, 1763, vol. I, pp. 276-277.

Descamps, J.B. Voyage pittoresque de la Flandre et du Brabant. Paris, 1769, p. 107.

Michel, J.F.M. Histoire de la Vie de P.P. Rubens. Brussels, 1771, pp. 193-194.

Smith, J. A Catalogue Raisonné of tahe Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters, Supplement, vol. IX. London, 1842, p. 261, no. 73.

Rooses, M. L'Oeuvre de P. P. Rubens, vol. 2. Antwerp, 1888, pp. 308-309.

"Entering Public Domain." Art News 63, no. 6 (1964): pp. 28-29.

Held, J.S., "Rubens' St. Ives." Bulletin of the DIA 43, nos. 3/4 (1964): pp. 47-52 (ill.).

Detroit Institute of Arts Handbook. Detroit, 1971, p. 98.

Antiques Show Catalogue. Exh. cat., Liggett University. Detroit, 1977, pp. 87-88 (ill.).

Homage to Rubens. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1978, no. 3.

Held, J.S. Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century, the Collections of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1982, pp. 85-87 (ill.).

Vlieghe, H. Saints II, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard--Part VIII. New York, 1973, pp. 95-97, cat. 119 (fig. 63).

Jaffé, M. Rubens catalogo completo. Milan, 1989, p. 234, no. 464 (ill.). [as. ca. 1617].

Bauman, G.C. and W. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in America. Antwerp, 1992, p. 360, no. 396 (ill.).