The Restoration of Philip II on Horseback by Rubens

 

Peter Paul Rubens. Philip II on Horseback. Oil on canvas, 247 x 223cm Museo Nacional del Prado (cat. P-1686), ca.1630. Before and after restoration, with the later strips of canvas at the top and bottom concealed

One of the few known equestrian portraits of Philip II was painted some decades after the monarch’s death by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), the leading representative of European Baroque painting. This unique work has been restored by Mª Jesús Iglesias in the Museo del Prado’s restoration studio. The paint surface has now regained its original tonalities and the painting can once again be seen at its original size, which was modified in the 18th century.

 
Ministerio de Cultura. Gobierno de España; abre en ventana nueva
España es cultura Spain is culture
Copyright © 2014 Museo Nacional del Prado.
Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23
Madrid 28014
Tel. +34 91 330 2800.
All rights reserved