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23 Jul 2021

Rubens masterpieces reunited for first time in 200 years

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For the first time in more than 200 years, two masterpieces painted as a pair by the Flemish artist Rubens have been reunited.

‘The Rainbow Landscape’ and ‘A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning’, painted in his twilight years, are sweeping panoramic works showing his home between Brussels and Antwerp as it was in about 1636.

After his death the paintings were auctioned off separately in London in 1803. We went to The Wallace Collection to see the paintings on display together at last.