Lost portrait of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

Portrait of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Peter Paul Rubens - Portrait of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham GL GM PC 49.jpg
ArtistPeter Paul Rubens Edit this on Wikidata
MediumOil paint, panel
Dimensions60.9 cm (24.0 in) × 47.3 cm (18.6 in)
IdentifiersArt UK artwork ID: george-villiers-15921628-1st-duke-of-buckingham-84681

The "lost portrait" of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham is a portrait, painted around 1625 by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens, of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham.

In 2017, the painting was discovered by art dealer and art historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor at Pollok House, the ancestral home of the Stirling Maxwell families in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland.[1]

The painting was thought to be a copy of a Rubens that had been lost for almost 400 years, but once layers of dirt and overpainting had been removed over a period of two months by art conservator Simon Rollo Gillespie, Rubens's original painting was revealed.[1][2][3] Ben van Beneden, the director of Antwerp's Rubenshuis, confirmed the authenticity of the attribution.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Slawson, Nicola (24 September 2017). "Lost Rubens portrait of James I's 'lover' is rediscovered in Glasgow". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ Latil, Lucas (27 September 2017). "Un Rubens, perdu depuis 400 ans, aurait été retrouvé en Écosse". Le Figaro.
  3. ^ Xinhua (26 September 2017). "Rubens' long-lost masterpiece exhibited in gallery as copy". China Daily.

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