Nearly 400 years after Glasgow’s death, Peter Paul Rubens, a 17th-century Flemish painter, lost his faith, “wrote the BBC news portal.
The image of the Duke of Buckingham was “discovered” by Bendor Grosvenor. The work was part of the Glasgow Museum’s collection, at the 18th-century mansion of Pollok House in Glasgow.
However, due to overlapping paintings and centuries-old dust, it was considered to be a late copy made by another artist.
George Villiers, the first prince of Buckingham’s restored portrait Ben van Beneden, director of the Rubenshuis at Antwerp, found that he was indeed the master of the Flemish master.
The portrait of a doubled, fine lace collar and wide silk ribbon was born around 1625.
Buckingham’s first prince was a controversial figure, a lower-ranking nobleman became one of the favorites of King James the Great (Scottish King James VI).
The prince was murdered at the age of 35, three years after Jakab’s death.
A later artist painted the background of the picture, and there was a lot of dust on it that blurred the original Rubens work.
Scientific analysis has shown that the tree on which the portrait was painted came from the 1620’s and was prepared as it was in Rubens’s workshop.
Further cleansing and X-ray examinations have shown that the image is not a copy, but an original creation.
After restoration, they will be exhibiting at Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow on Thursday.
Source: MTI / Image: index.hu /