Sketch of saint painted by Peter Paul Rubens missing since after World War II to be returned

A sketch of St. Gregory of Nazianzus painted by baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens is headed back to Friedenstein Castle in Gotha, Germany after it went missing at the end of World War II.
The Rubens artwork, dated to 1621, had been missing along with four other sketches of saints by the artist since the end of World War II, the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation that helped pay to recover the sketch and the Friedenstein Stiftung Gotha association in charge of the museums hosted on the castle property said in a release Friday.

The sketch of St. Gregory of Nazianzus, along with a still-missing sketch of the biblical prophet Elijah and a sketch of St. Augustine currently being displayed in Zurich, Switzerland, was taken out of the castle …

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