The return of the Holy Family by Rubens

On Friday 23 June the restored painting The return of the Holy Family by Rubens returned after 240 years to the Antwerp church of St Charles Borromeo for which it was painted. 

The painting, which was in bad condition, was at the KIK-IRPA since 2011 for study and restoration. The result rather speaks for itself: 

Before treatment:

After treatment: