Professor Contends National Gallery London Has Misattributed a Real Rembrandt

  • May 27, 2014 23:16

  • Email
Old Man in an Armchair was thought to be by a follower of Rembrandt, but is now being re-examined as a work by the master himself.
National Gallery London

An academic known as the world's leading expert on Rembrandt contends that the National Gallery London has relegated to storage an important work by the artist. More than four decades ago, the painting at issue was deemed to be by a follower of Rembrandt's, but it is now being re-examined as the work of the 17th century Dutch master himself. Not only that, it is considered a pivotal work for the artist.

"It is of wonderful quality and is revolutionary in a sense," Ernst van de Wetering told the Guardian. "It is a very important painting."

Professor Van de Wetering was director of the Rembrandt Research Project in the Netherlands. He claims "Old Man in an Armchair" was misattributed by Horst Gerson, the reigning expert on Rembrandt decades ago, as not by the master, possibly becuase it did not look like his work. Van de Wetering will present his arguments for a reattribution in the June issue of Burlington magazine.


Read more at Guardian

Tags: european art

  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Altar to Zeus in the Pergamonmuseum, Berlin.

Dozens of Art Objects Vandalized in Mysterious Attacks at German Museums

  • NPR / October 21st, 2020

About 70 artifacts and art pieces were vandalized at several museums in Berlin earlier this month. Ancient Egyptian ...

Damien Hirst, In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) (detail), 1991, © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.  All rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2020.

'Love, Life, Death, and Desire' Exhibition Opens at Yale Center for British Art

  • ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2020

Damien Hirst’s seminal installation In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) is ...

Wayne Thiebaud, Watermelon and Knife, 1989.  Pastel on paper, 8 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.  Crocker Art Museum, gift of the Artist's family, 1995.9.30.  © 2019 Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

ARTFIXdaily Returns Week of November 1

  • ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of October 25. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume November 1. ...

Ming Smith, America seen through Stars and Stripes, New York City, New York, printed ca.  1976.  Gelatin silver print, sheet: 15 3/4 × 20 in.  (40.01 × 50.8 cm), image: 12 1/2 × 18 1/2 in.  (31.75 × 46.99 cm).  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Adolph D.  and Wilkins C.  Williams Fund, 2016.241.  © Ming Smith

Whitney to Present Exhibition of Kamoinge Workshop Photographers this November

  • ArtfixDaily / October 15th, 2020

This November, the Whitney presents Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking ...


ARTFIXdaily Artwire