Peter Paul Rubens

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Painting of 'Funny Old Man' Turns Out to Be Much More

German-Jewish doctor made sure painting by Rubens wasn't looted by Nazis

(Newser) - A painting by one of Europe's old masters has been found hanging in a Johannesburg, South Africa, home. Peter Paul Rubens' "Portrait of a Gentleman" was owned by a German-Jewish doctor, who secreted it out of Nazi Germany when he fled in the 1930s. Patients hid his art... More »

'Lost' 400-Year-Old Portrait Found Above Fireplace

Dirt, additions of other artists had obscured its identity

(Newser) - A man's day out with his family resulted in the discovery of a 400-year-old painting of "perhaps one of the most famous gay men in history" by one of the most important painters in history, the Guardian reports. The story is only slightly less surprising because that man... More »

On Sale Today: Items From Princess Di's Family Homes

Items have been in the Spencer family for centuries

(Newser) - If you wish you could get a little closer to Princess Di but aren't interested in buying jam made from her hair , you have another shopping opportunity: Beginning today, art, antiques, and old carriages owned by her family will be sold at three separate auctions, the AP reports. Many of... More »

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