after Rubens: the strange story of the Samson and Delilah
Press Listing

A comprehensive list of relevant articles, arguing both for and against the attribution to Rubens, will be posted here with links whenever available.

Theo Toebosch, NRC (Wednesday, January 2, 2008)
Is 'Samson en Delila' nu wel of geen Rubens?

Derek Blyth, Flanders Today (Friday, November 23, 2007)
"Exhibition - A Rubens comes home: Disputed masterpiece hangs above fireplace once more"

Dalya Alberge, The Times (Saturday, April 1, 2006)
"My What a fabulous Rubens. Is it real?"

Edward M. Gomez, (Sunday, December 18, 2005)
'Is "Samson and Delilah" a fake?'

Souren Melikian, International Herald Tribune (Friday, November 25, 2005)
'The versatile Rubens, in art and life'

Richard Cork, New Statesman (Monday, November 7, 2005)
'Blood, babies and guts'

John Molyneux, Socialist Worker (Saturday, November 5, 2005)
'Rubens — his brush was the sword of counter revolution'

Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator (Saturday, November 5, 2005)
'Full-blooded drama'

Waldemar Januszczak, The Australian (Thursday, November 3, 2005)
'And his world was made flesh'

David Jaffe, The Guardian (Wednesday, November 2, 2005)
'Right of Reply'

Kate Kellaway, The Observer (Sunday, October 30, 2005)
'Hear the energy'

Brian Sewell, Evening Standard (Thursday, October 27, 2005)
'Made by drudgery, theft and networking'

Martina Smit, This is local London (Thursday, October 27, 2005)
'Master Rubens, the 'great thief''

William Packer, The Financial Times (Wednesday, October 26, 2005)
'Rubens the master draughtsman'

Zoe Quinn, 24 Hour Museum (Wednesday, October 26, 2005)

Arts Section, BBC News Online (Tuesday, October 25, 2005)
'Rare Rubens drawing goes on show'

Richard Dorment, The Telegraph (Tuesday, October 25, 2005)
'What's so great about Rubens?'

Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times Magazine (Sunday, October 23, 2005)
'The art of excess'

Simon Schama, The Guardian (Saturday, October 22, 2005)
'Flesh and fury'

Barry Didcock, The Sunday Herald (Sunday, October 16, 2005)
'From Rubens to Rankin: why artists love bare naked ladies'

Maev Kennedy, The Guardian (Monday, October 10, 2005)
'Move to return masterpiece to Antwerp after National Gallery show'

Michael Daley, Art Review (Thursday, June 1, 2000)
‘The back is where it’s at’

Jeevan Vasagar, The Guardian (Monday, May 22, 2000)
'Case of restored panel spices row over Rubens’

Jessica Smerin, New Statesman (Friday, March 20, 1998)
‘Speculation is no guarantee of accumulation’, New Statesman, London, 20 Mar.1998

Martin Village, The Sunday Times (Tuesday, October 14, 1997)
‘Age and Delilah’

Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times (Sunday, October 5, 1997)
‘A Rubens or a costly copy?’

Waldemar Januszczak and John Harlow, The Sunday Times (Sunday, October 5, 1997)
‘Rubens could be fake’

Xavier Goossens, La Libre Belgique (Thursday, December 26, 1996)
‘La National Gallery commence mal l’annee’ (‘The National Gallery begins the year badly’)

Dalya Alberge, The Times (Thursday, September 26, 1996)
‘Artists raise fresh doubts on gallery’s Rubens masterpiece’

Mike Daley, Art Review (Tuesday, September 3, 1996)
‘Rubens …or not’

Arnout Balis, The Times, Letters Page (Tuesday, July 16, 1996)
‘Rubens attribution’

Brian Sewell, The Evening Standard (Thursday, July 4, 1996)
‘It’s a real Rubens, make no mistake’

Jojo Moyes, The Independent (Sunday, June 23, 1996)
‘When a Rubens is not a Rubens’

Brian Appleyard, The Independent (Thursday, June 20, 1996)
‘Beware of mad art disease’

Dalya Alberge, The Times (Tuesday, March 19, 1996)
‘National Gallery Rubens is put to the tree-ring test’

Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Independent (Tuesday, March 19, 1991)
‘The hair apparent'

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