A Rubens Masterpiece or a Really Big Mistake?

In 1929 a striking painting surfaced in Paris and was quickly certified as the long-lost Samson and Delilah by Rubens, on the word of a single expert, Ludwig Burchard.

That same painting was purchased for a record sum in 1980, with public money….and now hangs in London’s National Gallery – in Rubens’ Name.

But dozens of Burchard’s attributions to Rubens have now been acknowledged as mistakes. Is the Samson and Delilah perhaps his biggest mistake of all?

Watch this 3-minute video and decide for yourself.