Getty Snags A New Rubens

“The J. Paul Getty Museum, aiming to deepen its collection of works by Peter Paul Rubens in his prime, has made its first major acquisition since the January arrival of Michael Brand as director. The work, ‘The Calydonian Boar Hunt,’ was painted on an oak panel, 23 1/4 by 35 5/8 inches, apparently in 1611 or 1612… Museum officials, who said they bought the work in late April from a London dealer, declined to disclose the price. But a smaller Rubens oil sketch of the same subject — roughly 10-by-20 inches, again on a wood panel — sold for $5.4 million at Christie’s London on Dec. 8.”