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Real Rembrandt Paintings or Fakes?

By December 7, 2006

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The exhibition Rembrandt Regained at the Wallace Collection in London raises the issue again about which paintings are genuine Rembrandts and which are fakes. An article in The Independent says Rembrandt was "remarkably tolerant of imitators" and sold paintings by some of his students as "authorised copies". This, and his "frequent stylistic evolutions and experiments" make the task of identifying Rembrandt originals "painfully difficult". The exhibition is based on the work of Dr Christopher Brown, who "delivers a withering critique of the Rembrandt specialists who have rejected them in the past". Read Independent article to find out more about which Rembrandts have been re-attributed to him, and which not.

See Also:
Palettes of the Masters: Rembrandt
Profile of Rembrandt (From About's Art History Guide)

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