Expert Claims Research Reveals Dozens of Newly Authenticated Rembrandts

  • October 09, 2014 15:11

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Portrait of a Man ("The Auctioneer"). The Met describes the work as by a Follower of Rembrandt (Dutch, third quarter 17th century)
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A Dutch art expert says that 70 paintings have been newly attributed to Rembrandt after languishing for decades as by a follower of the master.

Ernst van de Wetering of the Netherlands-based Rembrandt Research Project published a sixth and final volume on Wed. with findings that re-attribute works to Rembrandt, including four paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Not every art historian agrees with the findings. Walter Liedtke, a curator in the Met’s European Paintings department, is not sure if "The Auctioneer" and other newly attributed works should be deemed by the master.

“The scholarly consensus in the world very much remains that this painting is not by Rembrandt, and that has been the consensus for 30 years,” said Liedtke

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