Rubens painting, lost in Russia after WWII, exhibited for the first time in Moscow





The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow will be displaying for the first time the painting "Tarquin and Lucretia" by the great Flemish painter Peter Rubens.
      
After the victory over fascists the painting was exported from Germany to the USSR as a war trophy.
      
The owners of the canvas in Russia were non-connoisseurs who had no idea of the painting's great value and for decades it was kept in a roll in a usual Moscow flat. The painting needed serious restoration. Upon restoration the painting has been returned to the world heritage and can be seen by numerous visitors of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

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