“Lost” por­trait fi­nally found

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A“lost” por­trait of the First Duke of Buck­ing­ham has been re­dis­cov­ered al­most 400 years af­ter it was painted. The art­work, by the world-fa­mous Flem­ish artist Peter Paul Rubens, had been on dis­play in Glas­gow’s Pol­lok House stately home. The por­trait was be­lieved to have been a copy be­cause of the dust it had gath­ered, and be­cause it had been painted over many times. How­ever, it was re­cently re­vealed to be by Rubens, who is widely re­garded as one of the great­est artists who ever lived. An ex­pert de­scribed the discovery as “thrillingly ex­cit­ing”.

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