The Rubenianum Quarterly

This is the three-monthly newsletter about the research projects and activities of the Rubens partners in Antwerp.


Subscribe here if you would like to be kept informed about recent research, planned activities and new acquisitions of the Rubenianum Fund, the Rubenianum, the Centrum Rubenianum, and the Rubenshuis.


List of past issues

2019 | 3

  • The Rubenshuis acquires a rare work by Otto van Veen by Ben Van Beneden
  • Portrait of a Bruegel expert by Elise Gacoms
  • A drawing by Otto van Veen in the Rubens House rediscovered and identified by Sarah Van Ooteghem
  • Madonna meets Mad Meg at Museum Mayer van den Bergh

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2019 | 2

  • Rubens’s designs for Architectural Sculpture by Valérie Herremans
  • Two rediscovered oil sketches by Abraham van Diepenbeeck by Adam Sammut, PhD candidate, University of York, UK
  • Archive of Hans Gerhard Evers: Another Rubenianum Special Collection now inventoried by Elise Gacoms
  • Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625): A Magnificent Draughtsman! Antwerp, Snijders&Rockox House, 5 October 2019–26 January 2020

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2019 | 1

  • Rubens’s garden screen and loggia restored by Ben Van Beneden
  • Vincent Malò’s Assumption of the Virgin in the Galleria Colonna unveiled by Bert Schepers
  • Artistic Connections between Antwerp and Genoa Symposium and book launch: 20 September 2019, Rubenianum

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2018 | 4

  • Rubenianum Fund Field Trip to Holland
  • Corpus Rubenianum. In memoriam Carl Van de Velde 1936–2018
  • Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, part xii. Allegories and Subjects from Literature by Nils Büttner

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2018 | 3

  • Rubens Oil Sketches in Rotterdam
  • Corpus Rubenianum. Interview with Dominique Allard 'Getting people on side for something beautiful'
  • The Connoisseurs' Tribune. Isabella d'Este in Black. A unique drawing from the studio of Rubens discovered in Lier

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2018 | 2

  • Rubens's St Andrew 'de los Flamencos' comes home
  • The next CRLB volume scheduled for publication in September 2018. Architecture and Sculpture: The Jesuit Church of Antwerp by Ria Fabri and Piet Lombaerde
  • The Quellinus Dynasty

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2018 | 1

  • The Snijders&Rockox House: A museum full of surprises in the heart of Antwerp
  • Three women unleashed in the Flemish drawings collections
  • The Connoisseurs' Tribune, A new attribution to Gillis van Coninxloo II 1544-1606/07

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2017 | 4

  • A master plan for the Rubens site
  • Alexis Merle du Bourg introduces his Corpus volume on Rubens's Henri IV series
  • Van Dyck, Rubens, Hillewerve and the Amazons

2017 | 3

  • Peter Paul Rubens: The Power of Transformation
  • Adriaen de Bie meets Caravaggio: The Saint Eligius Altarpiece, Lier
  • The Rubenianum Fund Field Trip to Princely Rome, October 2017 by Michel Ceuterick

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2017 | 2

  • In Memoriam Eric Le Jeune 1934-2017
  • The Ministry of Christ. Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard XIII:2 by Koen Bulckens
  • Rubens's Return from Egypt returns home by Karen Bonne

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2017 | 1

  • The Sky is the Limit. Rockoxhuis shows landscape paintings from the Low Countries.
  • Brecht Vanoppen - Another precious collaborator at the Rubenianum introduces himself
  • Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens as an inspiration

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2016 | 4

  • Looking beyond 2018: The Rubenianum participates in the Jan Breughel project
  • Visiting researchers Katharine Campbell and Suzanne Duff 
    Introduced by Bert Watteeuw, Curator of Research Collections at the Rubenianum
  • The Calumny of Apelles by Maerten de Vos

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2016 | 3

  • Rubenianum Fellow Elizabeth Gebauer on her research
  • Financial Overview of the Rubenianum Fund
  • Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard XXVII (1) 
    Works in Collaboration: Brueghel I & II
  • New York revisited

2016 | 2

  • Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders 2016: The Age of Rubens in Context
  • Short-term editorial assistant Marlise Rijks helped prepare forthcoming CRLB volume
    Portraits after Existing Prototypes
  • Rubenianum Field Trip, New York, 13-15 May 2016

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  • Rubenianum Fund 2010 - 2020, Midterm Report
  • Interviews with Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard (CRLB) authors

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2016 | 1

  • Announcing project Collection Ludwig Burchard II
  • New staff member archival and documentary collections
    Elise Gacoms introduces herself and her activities at the Rubenianum
  • Elizabeth McGrath interviewed by Gregory Martin

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2015 | 4

  • The great tradition of Antwerp landscape painting
  • Interview with 2015-16 Rubenianum Fellow Jamie Richardson
  • Some important new acquisitions for the Rubenshuis

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2015 | 3

  • A fine gesture from one of our donors intensifies the bond between scholars and patrons
  • 'Seeing the wood for the trees': introducing project associate Elise Boutsen and patron Eric Le Jeune
  • The New Hollstein Rubens: Towards a new catalogue raisonné of prints after Peter Paul Rubens

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2015 | 2

  • The Antwerp field trip of the Rubenianum Fund
  • Aaron Hyman about the work he did as a researcher in residence at the Rubenianum

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2015 | 1

  • Presentation of a new volume of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard
  • A visit to Rubens’s private life. The master’s portrait of his family in the Rubenshuis

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2014 | 4

  • The Rubenianum Fund’s trip to Genoa with Rubens and Van Dyck
  • Karen De Meyst on the subject of Digitizing the Corpus Rubenianum

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2014 | 3

  • Nico Van Hout on the exhibition Sensation and Sensuality in BOZAR
  • ​Dirk Buelens on the project of making the Ludwig Burchard collection accessible
  • Isabelle Van Tichelen about her work at the Centrum Rubenianum

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2014 | 2

  • An opportunity to meet the new Director of Publications at the Centrum Rubenianum: Koenraad Jonckheere
  • Prisca Valkeneers on the subject of Rubens's pupil Justus van Egmont

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2014 | 1

  • Abigail Newman on the subject of her research on Flemish artists in Madrid
  • Karolien De Clippel and Filip Vermeylen about the project Cultural transmission and artistic exchanges in the Low Countries
  • The Rubenshuis presents a newly-acquired sketch by Justus van Egmont

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2013 | 4

  • Interview with Anne-Marie Logan
  • Report of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Rubenianum
  • Sarah Moran and Ivo Raband on their period as visiting scholars at the Rubenianum

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2013 | 3

  • Bert Watteeuw on his work at the Rubenianum as curator of documentation
  • Thomas Leysen and Michel Ceuterick behind the scenes of the royal visit to Louvre-Lens
  • Ben Van Beneden,  director of the Rubenshuis, on the dossier exhibition Rubens tegendraads

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2013 | 2

  • Hildegard van de Velde, curator of the Rockox House, about art collecting in Antwerp
  • Marieke D’Hooghe of the Centrum Rubenianum about her work as a research assistant
  • Presentation of a new publication and exhibition together with an innovative project on Rubens

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2013 | 1

  • Interview with director Dominique Allard about the activities relating to art and cultural heritage of the King Boudewijn Foundation
  • An introduction to the authors of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard

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2012 | 4

  • Bert Schepers on the singerie painting that was recently acquired by the Rubenshuis
  • Adam Eaker on his period as a visiting scholar at the Rubenianum

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2012 |  3

  • The partnership between the Rubenianum and the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague
  • Koen Bulckens on the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard and the Rembrandt Research Project
  • Ben Van Beneden discusses the new acquisitions of the Rubenshuis

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2012 | 2

  • Carl Van de Velde on his research on the information relating to Rubens’s birth
  • Lieneke Nijkamp on her work as a research assistant at the Rubenianum

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2012 | 1

  • Brief report of the presentation of Koen Brosens’s volume of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard in Paris
  • Ute Staes on the library of the Rubenianum
  • Interview with Gregory Martin

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2011 | 4

  • Interview with Viviane Verbraeken, head of the reading room
  • Carl Van de Velde on the correspondence of Rubens
  • Valérie Herremans on an oil sketch from the collection of the Rubenshuis

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2011 | 3

  • Interview with Véronique Van de Kerckhof, director of the Rubenianum
  • The exhibition Palazzo Rubens and Rubens’s relationship with architecture
  • News on the colloquium The notion of the painter-architect in Italy and the Southern Netherlands

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2011 | 2

  • The Centrum Rubenianum and its two editorial assistants
  • Presentation of a new Rubens drawing in the Koninklijke Museums voor Schone Kunsten van België
  • News about an important acquisition for the Rubenianum

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2011 | 1

  • Arnout Balis on Rubens’s Theoretical Notebook
  • Anne-Marie Logan on the collection of Rubens drawings that was sold at auction in New York
  • Meeting with the authors of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, with Fiona Healy

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2010 | 3

  • Presentation of the second volume of the Corpus ‘after Italian masters’ in Madrid.
  • The Rubenianum Fund had an exclusive viewing there of the Rubens exhibition at the Museo del Prado, with 90 works by the master

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2010 | 2

  • Ben Van Beneden on an acquisition for the Rubenshuis: a self-portrait of Jacob Jordaens playing the bagpipes, a glimpse of popular culture in 17th-century Antwerp

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2010 | 1

  • Arnout Balis on the masterpiece by Rubens that was sold for over £9 million at Christie’s London on 6 July 2010: A Commander being armed for Battle

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