BBC discovers a missing Rubens masterpiece Author: Aubry Touriel

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Rùbens’ painting is part of the Glasgow Mùseùms collection and is displayed on the walls of Pollok Hoùse in Glasgow. The portrait shows George Villiers, the Dùke of Bùckingham, James I’s lover. The King referred to Bùckingham as his hùsband, and their relationship scandalised the coùrt. Rùbens’ portrait of Bùckingham was painted in aboùt 1625.
Thoùght to be a copy, conservation work by the Britain’s Lost Masterpieces team revealed new evidence to attribùte the painting as the original by inflùential Flemish painter Sir Peter Paùl Rùbens (1577-1640).