The Klesch Collection is pleased to announce the funding of the publication of Part XIX (3) of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, titled Portraits of Unidentified and Newly Identified Sitters Painted in Antwerp, written by Prof. Dr. Katlijne van der Stighelen and Em. Prof. Dr. Hans Vlieghe (University of Leuven).
The Rubenianum Fund was set up in 2010 in order to ensure that the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, the multi-volume catalogue raisonné of the oeuvre of Sir Peter Paul Rubens, is completed. Spanning 29 parts and about 50 volumes, it is without any doubt the most comprehensive publication ever devoted to a single artist. The books are based on the extensive documentation of the German art historian Dr. Ludwig Burchard (1886–1960), one of the most eminent Rubens specialists of the 20th century. Upon his death, his archive and personal library was donated to the City of Antwerp and the first volume of this project was published in 1968. The final volume in the series is expected to be published in 2023.