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Rubens

He was capable of everything and knew everything. He was a brilliant and versatile artist, run a large studio, spoke several languages, collected art, designed his own home, travelled around Europe as a diplomat and was interested in science. Rubens was well-versed in almost everything.

The feast of Saint Martin

Long-term loan since 2011

Rubens had the habit of reworking paintings which his assistants painted after his own specifications. A lesser-known fact is that he also took great pleasure in retouching the paintings and drawings of other, usually older masters.

Hans Rottenhammer

Venus and Cupid

Rubens

He was capable of everything and knew everything. He was a brilliant and versatile artist, run a large studio, spoke several languages, collected art, designed his own home, travelled around Europe as a diplomat and was interested in science. Rubens was well-versed in almost everything.

Anthony van Dyck

Self-portrait

Jan Cossiers

Portrait of a gentleman

Cornelis de Heem

Still Life with a Berkemeier, a Peeled Lemon, Grapes and Oysters

Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Marguerite de Lorraine

A new Rubens Self-Portrait

Rubens House presents five new loans

The Rubens Househas a remarkable new exhibit to unveil: a recently rediscovered Rubens self-portrait. It is one of five new loans to add to the lustre of the artist’s former residence.

The Rubens House: always open online

The museum is always open online. Take a digital tour of the museum with director Ben van Beneden, learn everything about the portico and garden pavilion with an online talk and a 360° photography tour, check out our acquisitions and loans or find out more about Rubens by taking our audio tour ‘The Master Lives’ via the Antwerp Museum App.