Monday, 18 March 2013

Rembrandt Re-attributed

This painting on display in Buckland Abbey in Devon, the former home of Sir Francis Drake, has been re-attributed to Rembrandt. Despite having been signed by Rembrandt and dated 1635, the painting Self-portrait aged 29 was dismissed by clever clogs Horst Gerson in 1968 as a work by one of the artist's pupils. In 2010 it was given to the National Trust. Now leading expert Ernst van de Wetering reckons it's the real deal, worth £20m. It will remain on show in Buckland Abbey for eight months and will then be sent for further examination - hopefully a good clean too - to evaluate its fresh re-attribution (CLICK).


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