Missing Rubens Portrait Discovered in Glasgow

The Rubens portrait after restoration.
The Rubens portrait after restoration.
(Photograph: Simon Gillespie)

A painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens has been found in Glasgow after it was thought to have been lost for 400 years.

The portrait was considered a copy of an original depicting George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, who was believed to have been James VI and I’s lover. It was hanging at Pollok House, a National Trust for Scotland property. The work caught the eye of Dr Bendor Grosvenor from BBC4’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces during a visit.

After analysis and restoration the long-lost work has been authenticated and will appear in an episode of the BBC4 program on Wednesday.

More News Feed Headlines

Detail of Farnese Sarcophagus, about 225 AD.  Marble, 163.2 x 62.23 x 26.67 cm (64 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Gardner Museum Links Past and Present in Exhibition Featuring Prized Antiquity

  • June 17, 2018 22:55

Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum now explores the storied history and singular beauty of ...

Read More

Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939.  © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

'Frida Mania' Hits London, Lands on Google Arts & Culture

  • June 14, 2018 12:44

This week, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum opened the much-anticipated show Frida Kahlo: ...

Read More

detail

Chinese Vase Found in Shoebox Fetches $19 Million at Auction

  • June 13, 2018 18:59

An 18th-century Chinese vase found in a shoebox in an attic in France has sold for 16.2 million ...

Read More

Ralph Coburn's "Blue, White, Green”

Ralph Coburn, Abstract Artist, Remembered

  • June 10, 2018 23:39

Abstract artist Ralph Coburn died June 5 in Miami, age 94. “Not enough people know about ...

Read More

Related Press Releases

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire