The Antiques Trade Gazette reports that Bendor Grosvenor’s latest season of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces debuts with a work found in Pollok house that is now accepted as an original Peter Paul Rubens portrait instead of a copy:
The portrait shows George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham (1592–1628), patron of the arts and a favourite of James I. He is believed to have been the king’s lover who is said to have referred to Buckingham as his husband. Rubens painted the portrait in about 1625.
Dealer Bendor Grosvenor discovers Rubens’ Duke of Buckingham in Glasgow (The Antiques Trade Gazette)