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Restored Jordaens painting reveals its secrets

After a twelve-month long restoration process, Jacob Jordaens's monumental painting "Neptune and Amphitrite" is once again on display in the Rubens House in all its colourful glory. The restoration also brought to light some surprising details.

The young Rubens: three versions of "The Battle of the Amazons"

04.03.14 - 20.04.14

"The Battle of the Amazons" was probably painted before the young Rubens left for Italy in 1600. The painting is interesting for two reasons: it is one of Rubens's oldest known works and his earliest known collaboration with his colleague and good friend Jan I Brueghel.

Rubens maverick artist. The master's theoretical notebook

19.10.13 - 19.01.14

In January 2012, the King Baudouin Foundation purchased the "de Ganay manuscript", donating this valuable manuscript to the Rubens House as a permanent loan. The exhibition "Rubens: maverick artist. The master's theoretical notebook" celebrates this stunning addition to the collection by presenting it to the public.

'Copy/Paint'

08.03.13 - 01.09.13

This exhibition focuses on how Rubens's workshop operated. Based on two portraits (of one and the same individual, Michiel Ophovius) "Copy/Paint" reveals a bit more about workshop practice.

Palazzo Rubens. The master as architect

10.09.11 - 11.12.11

Palazzo Rubens. The master as architect reveals a new facet of the versatile artist that Peter Paul Rubens was.

The bagpipe player by Jacob Jordaens

17.11.10 - 09.01.11

This exhibition was organised on the occasion of the restoration of Jacob Jordaens's "The bagpipe player". Now that the restoration of this canvas has been completed, you can see the results for yourself in the Large Studio of the Rubens House.

Rooms full of art in seventeenth-century Antwerp

28.11.09 - 28.02.10

In seventeenth-century Antwerp wealthy citizens tended to amass large art collections. But Rubens's collection was probably the largest in the city, with a large number of valuable collector's items and exclusive pieces.

Royalist refugees. William and Margaret Cavendish in the Rubens House (1648-1660)

01.10.06 - 31.12.06

This exhibition offered an interesting insight into the world of William and Margaret Cavendish and cultural life in Antwerp in the first years after Rubens died.

Sam Dillemans

30.09.05 - 31.12.05

Sam Dillemans is an important contemporary artist who has been living and working in Antwerp for several years. For this exhibition he was inspired by some well-known works by his illustrious colleague, Peter Paul Rubens.

A house of art. Rubens as a collector

06.03.04 - 13.06.04

For quite a long time, collecting art was a privilege of kings and the clergy. From the sixteenth century onwards, however, wealthy art-loving citizens also started to collect art. During his lifetime, Rubens also amassed an impressive art collection.