Rubens Self Portrait on Loan to Rubens Huis

June 10 2020

Image of Rubens Self Portrait on Loan to Rubens Huis

Picture: Rubens Huis

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Rubens Huis in Antwerp has announced that it will be loaning a newly emerged self portrait by Rubens.

The picture is likely to date from c.1604 when the painter was in Italy. It is a study of his head which he featured in an enormous work entitled The Gonzaga Family Adoring the Trinity painted for the Jesuit Church in Mantua. The picture was cut up by Napoleon's troops in the early nineteenth century and surviving fragments are now spread across museums around the world.

The self portrait is oil on paper transfered to canvas and a good image can be found via the link above.

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