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360° photography reveals secrets of restored portico and garden pavilion

Why did Rubens incorporate an ox skull in the portal? What is the meaning of the Latin proverbs above the portico entrances? Why did Rubens place a statue of Hercules in his garden pavilion? A unique online tour featuring 360° photography uncovers the portico and pavilion’s secrets and brings to life some rare traces of Rubens the architect.

The Rubens House is showing two unique loaned works

The Massacre of the Innocents and the Head of the Apostle Matthew

The Rubens House is showing two unique loaned works this autumn: The Massacre of the Innocents, an early masterpiece by Rubens and the most expensive Rubens ever and the Head of the Apostle Matthew, an outstanding early work by Rubens’ most talented pupil, Anthony van Dyck.

King Baudouin Foundation provides masterpiece Van Dyck on permanent loan

An outstanding early work by Rubens’ most talented pupil, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) has been provided on permanent loan by the King Baudouin Foundation. The Head of the Apostle Matthew is the only composition from the famous Böhler series displayed in a Belgian public collection.