Bucharest – National Museum of Art (Hercules and the Nemean Lion by Pieter Paul Rubens)

This is one of the highlights of the National Museum of Art, although there’s not much made of it in terms of providing a background to the painting, even on the museum’s web-site. The artwork was painted in 1608, although the gallery don’t mention that, and it was part of the collection purchased by King Carol I of Romania. There seem to be copies and sketches for this painting located in numerous galleries dotted around the world, but none of them make reference to this artwork in Bucharest. All moderately confusing….