Is Another 'New' Rembrandt About to be Revealed?

  • August 28, 2018 12:06

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SELF-PORTRAIT, REMBRANDT VAN RIJN, CA. 1628. Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

In November, an exhibition of early works by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is scheduled to go on view in the artist's hometown of Leiden. A previously unknown work by Rembrandt will debut in the exhibition, says a Dutch curator.

Christiaan Vogelaar, curator of old master paintings at the Lakenhal museum in Leiden, gave scant information on the newly discovered work in an interview. He revealed only that the painting is being restored before research allows for details to be divulged.

Museum De Lakenhal's exhibition Young Rembrandt, on view from Nov. 2019 to Feb. 2020, will be the first major exhibition exclusively devoted to the early work of Rembrandt (1606-1669). The exhibition consists of approximately 40 paintings, 120 etchings and 20 drawings, that show how the young artist's talent developed and flourished.

2019 is the 350th anniversary of the artist's death, which has been commemorated with exhibitions around the country, culminating with the presentation at a newly-revamped Lakenhal museum.

Several months ago, Dutch art dealer Jan Six announced that his discovery “Portrait of a Young Gentleman,” painted around 1634, was in fact an authenticate Rembrandt. Six had paid 137,000 pounds ($185,000) for the portrait, supposedly mis-catalogued as by the 'school of Rembrandt,' at a London auction in 2016. It was the first Rembrandt to be rediscovered since 1974.

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