New acquisitions at the Rubenshuis
February 23 2017
Regular readers will know that I'm a great fan of the Rubenshuis museum, and indeed Antwerp in general. I find it so exciting to walk in the footsteps, houses, and even studios of the artists I most admire. Did you know that the houses where Van Dyck and Jordaens were born are almost in the same street? There must have been something in the water... Anyway, I was glad to see in De Standaard that the Rubenshuis has been donated two new works, one is a self-portrait by Jordaens, thought perhaps to be a studio work (above left), and another is an Apostle St Matthew by Van Dyck. The self-portrait will be alongside another likeness of Jordaens in the museum, where he is playing the bagpipes.