The Voyage Of The Cardinal Infante Ferdinand Of Spain From Barcelona To Genoa In April 1633, With Neptune Calming The Tempest
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (Siegen, Westphalia 1577 - 1640 Antwerp, Belgium)
The Voyage of the Cardinal Infante Ferdinand of Spain from Barcelona to Genoa in April 1633, with Neptune Calming the Tempest
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Quos Ego
Work Type
Level 2, Room 2300, European Art, 17th–19th century
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on panel
48.9 x 64.1 cm (19 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.)
frame: 65.5 x 81 cm (25 13/16 x 31 7/8 in.)
Unidentified collector, sold; [his sale, Prestage and Hobbs, London, February 20, 1761, no. 73]. Duke of Grafton, (by 1882-1923) sold; [his sale, Christie's, London, July 13, 1923, no. 141]; to Martin Sternberg, Amsterdam (1923-1932), sold; [through Muller, Amsterdam, October 25, 1932, no. 512]; to [Cassirer]. Siegfried Kramarsky (by 1933-1942) sold; to Fogg Art Museum 1942.

1. Per exhibition label on the verso of the painting, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1882 as property of the Duke of Grafton.
2. Exhibited as property of Kramarsky in 1933.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Jan-Albert Goris and Julius S. Held, Rubens in America, Pantheon Books (New York and Antwerp, 1947), cat. no. 87, p. 40, repr. pl. 93-95

Eunice Williams, Gods & Heroes: Baroque Images of Antiquity, Wildenstein Gallery, New York (New York, NY, 1968), no. 46, repr.

Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 4

James N. Carpenter, Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1974), p. 47, cat. 8, ill.

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 187, p. 164, repr.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 48, color plate; pp. 128, 196, repr. b/w cat. no. 183

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 170-1

Rubens, exh. cat. (Lille, France, 2004), p. 109, repr. as fig. 1

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 95, repr.

Ivan Gaskell, "Being True to Rubens", Art, Music, and Spectacle in the Age of Rubens: the Pompa Introitus Ferdinandi, ed. Anna Knaap and Michael Putnam, Harvey Miller Publishers (London, 2013), pp. 241-260, pp. 241-260, plate 7

Ivan Gaskell, "Being True to Artists", "The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism" (February 2003), vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 53-60, pp. 54-55, repr. as fig. 1

Nancy Kay, "Art, Music and Spectacle in the Age of Rubens", CODART Courant (Spring 2011), pp. 16-17, repr. p. 16

Exhibition History

Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974

Calming the Tempest with Peter Paul Rubens, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/22/2001 - 03/17/2002

Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) Rubens and the Baroque Festival, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/2010 - 08/28/2010

Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted