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Three Groups of Apostles in a Last Supper (recto); Three Sketches for Medea and Her Children (verso):Inscription on recto
Three Groups of Apostles in a Last Supper (recto); Three Sketches for Medea and Her Children (verso):Inscription on recto
The Latin inscription reads: "Gestus Magis largi longiq[ue] / brachijs extensis" (The gestures [to be] larger and broader with arms extended). It was probably written by Rubens himself and is a note to make the gestures more expressive.


Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish, about 1600 - 1604
Pen and brown ink
11 11/16 x 17 1/4 in.
84.GA.959