It seemed impossible to bring Rubens’s The Rainbow Landscape from The Wallace Collection and A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning from The National Gallery together in the flesh, due to their conditions and stipulations in Lady Wallace’s bequest. But now, after over 200 years, the two works are reunited. Curator Lucy Davis tells us about the unique opportunity to display these two paintings together once again, and shares some new findings about the panels gained in the preparations for this exhibition.
“When I joined the Wallace Collection in 2011, I began to dream of reuniting the two great Rubens landscapes. They had been painted as a pendant pair but had not been displayed together in over two hundred years. The idea seemed likely to remain only a pipe dream.” Read on…
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