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Rubens and the Palaces of Genoa at the Doge's Palace

Thursday, 11 November 2021 10:28

From 6t October 2022 to 22 January 2023 the Doge’s Palace in Genoa will host an extraordinary exhibition on Peter Paul Rubens, the greatest of the baroque painters, and his relationship with the city.The exhibition is produced by the Municipality of Genoa together with the Doge Palace Foundation and is curated by Nils Büttner and Anna Orlando. Nils Büttner is a renowned professor and new chairman of the Centrum Rubenianum in Antwerp, while Anna Orlando is an independent scholar from Genoa who co-curated the exhibition The Age of Rubens held at the Doge’s Palace in 2004.

A self-portrait in Italy for the first time

Over 150 works will be on display including drawings, engravings, tapestries, furnishings, antique volumes, even clothes, women's accessories and jewellery, as well as twenty Rubens works from across Europe and Italy. Among the paintings returning to Genoa, a city for whose patrons the Baroque genius worked, is the Portrait of a Lady from the Faringdon Collection Trust in Oxfordshire, England. While the famous young Self-portrait, painted by the twenty-seven year old Ruben’s in 1604, will be exhibited in Italy for the first time. 

Peter Paul Rubens


An extraordinary mosaic 

“This exhibition increases the strong cultural offering of our city in the exclusive setting of the Doge’s Palace. This collection presents a vision of a superb city at its peak, and is an extraordinary mosaic of what our city has to offer culturally,” said Genoa’s Mayor Marco Bucci.

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