“Lost” portrait finally found
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”.