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Peter Paul Rubens

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Art market

Rediscovered Rubens to star in Sotheby's Old Masters sale in New York

Painting depicting the Holy Family in an evening landscape has been owned by a Manhattan family for more than 60 years

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in San Francisco this weekend

From a Modernist community on California's northern coast, to the kimono's continuing influence on international fashion

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Art market

Drawings prove the main draw for collectors at New York’s Master Week sales

Sotheby’s sees strong sales for works on paper by Rubens and Carracci while interest in masterworks by female artists slowly rises

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Auctions

Dutch Royal family’s decision to auction $2.5m Rubens drawing at Sotheby's sparks criticism

Calls are growing to give Dutch museums first refusal but Dutch prime minister says it is a ‘private matter’

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Old Masters

Heading home: early Rubens masterpiece returns to the artist's Antwerp studio for the first time

The work, lent by Art Gallery of Ontario ahead of a major travelling show on the artist, will undergo research at the Rubenshuis

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Diary of an art historian

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

The art world has yet to tackle issues around works like Picasso’s $115m child-prostitute portrait

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Art market

Drawings week hits Paris

The 27th edition of Salon du Dessin at Palais Brongniart assembles 39 dealers from Europe and the US

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Art market

Sotheby’s unveils Old Master painting in the Middle East for first time

Will Jeff Koons’s handbags for Louis Vuitton help find a buyer for the Rubens portrait?

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Peter Paul Rubens

Rubens’s country castle up for sale for €4m

The Old Master artist painted a number of works at his property in Elewijt, Belgium

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Exhibitions

Rubens and the works that inspired him brought together at Städel Museum

Flemish master had access to art from across the ages and assiduously reworked drawings by other artists

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Exhibitions

‘Everything refers to everything else’: Vienna exhibitions reveal impact of other artists on Raphael and Rubens

Concurrent surveys in Austrian capital also show how travel inspired the Old Masters

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Christie's

Top quality old masters under the hammer next month

Rembrandt, Domenichino, Raphael and Van Dyck all on offer, but how many will remain in the UK?

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Peter Paul Rubens

Goodwill and a lot of luck hands the Rubens Whitehall sketch to the Tate

Generosity on the part of Viscount Hampden, the Art Fund, and the National Heritage Memorial Fund ensured this critical work found a home at the Tate

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Restitution

Courtauld restitution claim dismissed

The three Rubens paintings will remain with the gallery

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Peter Paul Rubens

Tate to go for Rubens Whitehall sketch

Valued at £11.5m, the preliminary sketch for The Apotheosis of King James I is now up for sale

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Peter Paul Rubens

The real meaning of Rubens’ women

A new analysis suggests the artist was sending mixed messages in his work

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Restitution

Incoming Russian minister dismisses German restitution claims

Alexander Sokolov does not seem interested in returning looted art

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Peter Paul Rubens

Bruegel-Rubens masterpiece goes on the block to save historic English houses

"Mars and Venus" will pay for essential repairs

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Looting

The World Jewish Congress has made accusations about the provenance of works in US permanent collections

Museums race to list questionable paintings

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Exhibitions

Two concurrent exhibitions to open at the Museum Fredericianum

Works from the Renaissance to the Baroque can be seen alongside Andy Warhol