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.
Are you up for a good city walk with some "body"? Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, the three princes of the Antwerp Baroque, will gladly show you some of the Baroque architectural highlights of their city.
Your guide will provide an introduction to classical mythology in the courtyard of the Rubens House. Rubens purchased this house when he moved back to Antwerp after having spent eight years in Italy. He was inspired by antique architecture and the classical mythology which he learnt about in Italy for the renovation of the house.