Forgotten Rembrandts discovered

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22 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — The Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam has discovered four forgotten works by the Dutch master.

22 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — The Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam has discovered four forgotten works by the Dutch master.

The find of four oil painting studies was made during the preparations for a new exhibition at museum 'Het Rembrandthuis'. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669) painted the works to illustrate his use of unusual lighting.

The significance of the paintings came to light as the museum was putting the exhibition "Rembrandt, the search for brilliance" together. It will open in 'Het Rembrandthuis' and the 'Gemäldegalerie' in Berlin next year.

Professor Ernst van de Wetering, leader of the Rembrandt Research Project, researched a large number of paintings Rembrandt's students copied from the master's own work.

During his research, Van de Wetering became convinced that some of the works could only have been painted by Rembrandt himself. 

'Het Rembrandthuis' is hosting a mini exhibition from 22 September to 4 December to show off the newly-discovered masterpieces.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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