The unique portrait of Rubens will return to the house-museum of the painter.


Self-portrait of the Flemish painter Peter Rubens will again delight the eyes of visitors in the painter’s house museum in the Belgian city of Antwerp, after an annual restoration. The exact date of writing the picture is unknown, scientists suggest that it was created in the year 53 of the artist.

According to the administration of the museum, during the restoration on the canvas, 10 additional layers of paint were found, besides those used by the artist, the format of the self-portrait also changed several times, as it was for some time oval. In honor of the return of the painting to the house-museum in which the artist lived from 1616 until his death, a national holiday was announced. The event will be held on April 21, this day the entrance to the Rubens Museum will be free, so that everyone can once again admire the artist’s beautiful self-portrait.