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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.

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.

In Rubens's footsteps

A walk through the city of Rubens starts near the River Scheldt, which has been Antwerp's lifeline for centuries.

Baroque capital of the Netherlands

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.

In Rubens's footsteps

A walk through the city of Rubens starts near the River Scheldt, which has been Antwerp's lifeline for centuries.

Baroque capital of the Netherlands

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.

Out and about in Antwerp

If you want to get to know Rubens’s city, you could not find a better guide than the master himself. The Rubens House has made a list for you and recommends some routes around Antwerp.

Hans Rottenhammer

Venus and Cupid