Early Rubens Discovered in Salem, OR

August 26th, 2014

Dr. Ricardo De Mambro Santos with his newfound Rubens, via Statesman JournalA recent discovery by Dr. Ricardo De Mambro Santos, associate professor of art history at Willamette University in Salem, OR, has resulted in the authentication of an early Peter Paul Rubens portrait to the The Hallie Ford Museum of Art.  “We did know Rubens’ early work between 1596 and 1599, but we didn’t know any works from the very beginning of his career in Rome,” says De Mambro Santos. “The Rubens we know today started in this portrait that we’re bringing to the Hallie Ford. This particular portrait could be considered the preliminary workshop for his future baroque style.”

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