About the Museum


Interior View, Rubenshuis
Photo: © Michel Wuyts

Interior View, Rubenshuis

Exterior View, Rubenshuis

Exterior View, Rubenshuis

Interior View, Rubenshuis
Photo: Noortje Palmers

Interior View, Rubenshuis

Interior View, Rubenshuis
Photo: © Bart Huysmans

Interior View, Rubenshuis

Exterior View, Rubenshuis

Exterior View, Rubenshuis

The Rubenshuis was home to artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), his wife and children. It was here that he painted in his magnificent studio, cherishing the collection of art that filled the house. From the second half of the 18th century, the Rubens House was subjected to various renovations and was somewhat forgotten. In the course of the 19th century, the idea once again re-emerged of turning the house into a monument. When the city of Antwerp acquired the house in 1937, a thorough restoration was necessary. In 1946, Rubens’s former residence was opened as a museum. The porch and the garden pavilion are now the only authentic remains of the seventeenth-century complex. Today, the Rubenshuis stands as one of the most renowned artist residences in the world. Inside you will discover a collection of splendid pieces by Rubens, his fellow artists and contemporaries.

Collection Highlights


The Annunciation

Peter Paul Rubens

The Annunciation
Adam and Eve

Peter Paul Rubens

Adam and Eve
Self-Portrait

Peter Paul Rubens

Self-Portrait
Portrait of a Gentleman

Jan Cosiers

Portrait of a Gentleman
Portrait of Hendrik Liberti

Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Hendrik Liberti
Rubenshuis: Collection Highlights
The Annunciation

Peter Paul Rubens

The Annunciation, c.1610
© Lowie De Peuter and Michiel Wuyts
Adam and Eve

Peter Paul Rubens

Adam and Eve, c.1597-1600
© Lowie De Peuter and Michiel Wuyts
Self-Portrait

Peter Paul Rubens

Self-Portrait, c.1630
© Image Archive Collection Antwerp
Portrait of a Gentleman
ans brys, Ans Brys

Jan Cosiers

Portrait of a Gentleman, c.1620
© Ans Brys
Portrait of Hendrik Liberti
Ans Brys, Ans Brys

Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Hendrik Liberti, c.1628
The Phoebus Foundation. Photo: Ans Brys

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