Recently Upgraded Rubens Offered at Sotheby's

July 6 2020

Image of Recently Upgraded Rubens Offered at Sotheby's

Picture: Metro

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A recently re-emerged portrait by Peter Paul Rubens has been published by the press today.

The above Portrait of a Lady was sold in 2017 at Tennants in Yorkshire for £65,000 (hammer) as by the Workshop of Rubens. Recent cleaning of the work has revealed its true quality, including several pentimenti in the sky. This evidence amounted to the fact that the painting is indeed an original and not a copy. The provenance of the portrait and its exhibition history looks interesting too. I look forward to reading the catalogue note in full.

The portrait will be included in Sotheby's Old Master Paintings sale on 29th July with an estimate of £2.5m - £3.5m.

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