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March 18, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
A portrait of Rembrandt, long believed to be painted by one of his pupils, has been attributed to the 17th-century Dutch master. The crude brushwork led researchers in 1968 to conclude that the painting, which features the artist's signature and is dated 1635, was by one of Rembrandt's students. But a recent investigation led by Ernst van de Wetering, the world's leading Rembrandt expert, found that the painting was indeed by Rembrandt. "Over the past 45 years, we have gathered far more knowledge about Rembrandt's self-portraits and the fluctuations in his style," he said.
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February 7, 2014 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON - Britain's National Gallery on Friday unveiled its first major American painting, a work by George Bellows. Founded nearly 200 years ago, the gallery's lofty halls are hung with some of the best known treasures of western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, spanning the early Italian Renaissance to the French Impressionists. The museum purchased  Bellows' “Men of the Docks,” painted in 1912, for $25.5 million from Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.  It takes its place among iconic works by Giotto, Bellini,  Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Gogh.
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August 17, 2011 | By Richard Winton and Abby Sewell, , Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
By Richard Winton and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times August 17, 2011 An assistant priest at St. Nicholas of Myra Episcopal Church in Encino strolled into his boss' office Monday night and noticed a new framed drawing placed just inside the door. For a moment, it appeared to be a donation from a parishioner or a new piece of art for the office. But when he went to admire the drawing more closely, he realized he'd seen it before. This, he was sure, was "The Judgment," the 1655 pen and ink work by Rembrandt that had been all over the news since it was stolen two days earlier from the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey. Within hours, officials had confirmed that the drawing was indeed the missing Rembrandt, which had been the subject of a high-profile hunt.
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November 20, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
It could be many years before history will judge the decisions former President George W. Bush made in the White House, the 43rd president told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night. For now, though, he'll paint. In a rare TV appearance, the former president shared his new hobby with the late-night personality, even presenting Leno with a portrait of himself. In the past, Bush has painted everything from cats and dogs to a scene of himself taking a shower . Bush, 67, explained to Leno that the artistic streak began after reading "Painting as a Pastime," an essay by Winston Churchill, who himself produced several portraits and landscape pieces.
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August 15, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Suddenly, those towels and robes and magazines and pens and stationery and slippers you swiped from the Paris Hilton don't seem like such a big deal, do they? Not when you consider Saturday night, when one or more thieves engineered an art theft at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Hotel. While security staffers and a curator were looking elsewhere, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said, somebody swiped a 6-by-11-inch Rembrandt pen-and-ink drawing worth an estimated $250,000.
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March 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Sweden's most expensive painting is up for sale at a steep discount but on very special terms. The arts academy that owns Rembrandt's "Conspiracy of the Batavians Under Claudius Civilis" said Tuesday that it was willing to let the work go for $49 million, less than half its estimated value. The buyer, however, must agree to donate the masterpiece to Stockholm's Nationalmuseum, where it is one of the main attractions, said Olle Granath, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.
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June 21, 1985 | Associated Press
A priceless Rembrandt painting hanging in the Hermitage Museum was severely damaged in an attack by a "madman" last Saturday, the director of the Leningrad Museum said today. Boris B. Piotrovsky said in a telephone interview from Leningrad that an "insane man" threw unspecified liquid at a portrait of "Danae" done by the Dutch painter in 1636. Piotrovsky refused to say what kind of liquid was thrown. He said the surface layer of paint was damaged and the painting was being restored.
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November 20, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
It could be many years before history will judge the decisions former President George W. Bush made in the White House, the 43rd president told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night. For now, though, he'll paint. In a rare TV appearance, the former president shared his new hobby with the late-night personality, even presenting Leno with a portrait of himself. In the past, Bush has painted everything from cats and dogs to a scene of himself taking a shower . Bush, 67, explained to Leno that the artistic streak began after reading "Painting as a Pastime," an essay by Winston Churchill, who himself produced several portraits and landscape pieces.
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October 7, 1989 | From Agence France-Presse
Researchers hoping to unearth Rembrandt's remains said Friday they have given up hope of finding the grave of the painter, who died in such poverty that he could not afford a tomb. Prof. Harmen Baeukers, who is leading the effort to find the grave of the Dutch Old Master, said the excavation of a tomb in which Rembrandt's son, Titus, was buried had yielded no clues as to the whereabouts of the painter's last resting place.
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June 5, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
The J. Paul Getty Museum is showing two Rembrandt paintings on loan now while preparing for a major exhibition of the artist's work later this year. "Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference," reflecting 30 years of scholarly research on disparities between the 17th century Dutch master's drawings and those of his students and followers, will open Dec. 8, stocked with pairs of similar drawings that clarify what, exactly, makes a Rembrandt a Rembrandt. In the meantime, in addition to its permanent-collection display of Rembrandt paintings, museum visitors can see "Saint Bavo," from the Goteborgs Konstmuseum in Sweden, and "Portrait of a Rabbi," from an unidentified private collection.
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November 19, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
“Selfie” may be Oxford English Dictionary's 2013 Word of the Year , but that doesn't mean the act of framing your own face is a new idea. Dictionary editor Katherine Martin told the Guardian that the origin of the word can be traced to Australia. It's the “earliest evidence that we know of,” she said, and is in keeping with Australians' tendency to “make cute, slangy words with that 'ie' ending. " Martin may be correct in saying that Australia gave the act a name, but if you dig into history, you find the concept of the selfie pre-dates even the first colonization of Australia by the British.
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October 30, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
The riches and fame he would earn as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age were still to come. Many years ahead lay the death of his beloved wife and three of their four children, along with bankruptcy and near financial ruin. But in 1628, or thereabouts, a robust and ambitious Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, then 21 or 22, threw back his head and laughed, then captured the moment in an oil painting on a copper plate about the size of an iPad. On Tuesday morning, concluding a brief legal standoff with Britain's cultural guardians, that lighthearted portrait of the artist landed on a wall of the East Pavilion of the Getty Museum, eliciting grins from a cluster of Getty staffers and appreciative murmurs from a handful of early visitors.
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October 18, 2013 | By Mark Caro
DETROIT - The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-day missions to find pieces in deep storage and prepare them for examination. People on the local cultural scene tend to think that it won't happen, that the city ultimately won't sell off some or all of this world-class art museum's collection to help cover the more than $18 billion in debt obligations cited in Detroit's recent bankruptcy filing.
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October 17, 2013 | By Geoff Nicholson
Nobody would file the novels of Donna Tartt under "thrillers. " But that is what she writes. And without a great plot, any thriller - even a beautifully written and very literary one - falls apart. Her previous novel, the self-consciously Southern Gothic "The Little Friend," was, despite its promising subject matter of meth and death, a little lacking in plot and disappointed some fans of her debut, "The Secret History. " Tartt's latest, "The Goldfinch" - only her third novel in 20-plus years - coheres magnificently.
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October 16, 2013 | By David Ng
The Rembrandt self-portrait that the Getty Museum recently purchased for an estimated $25.1 million has been cleared by British authorities for export and is expected to arrive in Los Angeles within one to two weeks, according to Timothy Potts, director of the museum. In May, the Getty announced its purchase of "Rembrandt Laughing" from a dealer. The small-scale oil painting, which depicts the artist with a mirthful expression, is believed to have been created around 1628. Soon after the announcement, British authorities put a freeze on the export license for the work.
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July 18, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
This post has been corrected. Please see below for details . The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which the artist painted a young and atypically lighthearted vision of himself. Under British law, foreigners who buy art that's more than 50 years old and ensconced on U.K. soil can see their purchases vetoed if two conditions are met. First, cultural authorities must deem the work to be of “special significance.” Second, a British institution must step forward to match the selling price -- in this case about $25.1 million -- to acquire it from its owner in the foreign buyer's stead.
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October 9, 1986 | United Press International
Police found a stolen Rembrandt worth $5 million in a railway luggage room, authorities said today. The 1632 painting "Jacob de Gheyn III," stolen 3 1/2 years ago from Dulwich College Art Gallery in London, was checked into the luggage office of the main rail station in Muenster, 85 miles north of Bonn, in September, the prosecutor's office said. British police took possession of the 15-by-10-inch Rembrandt on Wednesday, the office said.
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July 15, 2013
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday tribute. This particular self-portrait, which dates from 1659, resides at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The oil painting was formerly part of the collection of Andrew W. Mellon, the businessman who once served as secretary of the Treasury.
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March 18, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
A portrait of Rembrandt, long believed to be painted by one of his pupils, has been attributed to the 17th-century Dutch master. The crude brushwork led researchers in 1968 to conclude that the painting, which features the artist's signature and is dated 1635, was by one of Rembrandt's students. But a recent investigation led by Ernst van de Wetering, the world's leading Rembrandt expert, found that the painting was indeed by Rembrandt. "Over the past 45 years, we have gathered far more knowledge about Rembrandt's self-portraits and the fluctuations in his style," he said.
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