Experts at Sotheby's in London have found a forgotten artwork by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens, entitled "Portrait of Our Lady".
According to The Independent, the price of the painting, which was covered for a long period of time with a layer of paint and dust, can be estimated at about $ 4.3 million.
Sotheby's old paintings department head, Andrew Fletcher, said a concrete layer of paint and dust had accumulated on it. And after cleaning the cloth, it turned out to be wonderful Robins.
The Lady Portrait, drawn by Rubens in the seventeenth century, was in a private collection for 139 years until 2017, when anonymous bought it for only $ 97.2 thousand.
It is worth noting that a "Portrait of a Lady" was displayed in 1902 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London as a work of art by Rubens himself. Her authorship seems forgotten over time. So I started collecting dust for another 100 years in one of the special collections of art paintings.
Auction house "Sotheby" plans to put the painting on sale on July 29 at a price between $ 3.1 and 4.3 million, down at the wish of its owner, who is fully convinced that it belongs to Rubens.
It is reported that, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) is a Flemish plastic artist, leader of the Flemish School of Painting, one of the founders of Baroque art. Who created the paintings "Perseus Andromeda", "The Abduction of Daughters of Eusebus," and others.
His creative product includes around 3000 paintings on religious, mythological and symbolic themes.