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Original Rubens Mary Mourning Found

 Mary Magdalene in mourning with her sister Martha", that experts believe to be an original masterpiece by Rubens, discovered in the Urals this week Photo: AFP/Getty Images

"Mary Magdalene in mourning with her sister Martha", that experts believe to be an original masterpiece by Rubens, discovered in the Urals this week Photo: AFP/Getty Images, Source: telegraph.co.uk

Experts believe they have discovered an original Rubens in a small, provincial museum in the Urals, Russia. The painting “Mary Magdalene in mourning with her sister Martha” was thought to be a good-quality copy but recent restoration has revealed it to be an original by the 17th century Flemish master. It is believed the face and arms of Mary Magdalene were painted by Peter Paul Rubens himself while the figure of her sister could have been painted by the pupils of his workshop.

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