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July 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Art enthusiasts dressed up as the 17th century nobles, beggars, priests and prostitutes portrayed in the paintings of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, honoring the 400th anniversary of his birth. Celebrations centered on the cities of Leiden, where Rembrandt was born July 15, 1606, and Amsterdam, where he did his greatest work, suffered personal tragedies and died in 1669.
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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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January 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Two 17th-Century paintings--including a Rembrandt--stolen nearly a year ago from a government art warehouse were retrieved Monday, a police spokesman said. The retrieval of the two paintings, "Man With Beard" done by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1647 and the 1649 "Winter Landscape With Skaters" by his contemporary Jan van Goyen, followed the arrest of four Hague residents in an early morning raid Monday, police spokesman Nico Laterveer said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2011 | By Abby Sewell and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A drawing by Rembrandt was stolen from an exhibit at a luxury hotel in Marina del Rey over the weekend in what authorities called a carefully planned heist. The small pen-and-ink drawing, valued at more than $250,000, was taken from the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey during an exhibit Saturday night. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said a man working with accomplices is believed responsible. After reviewing hotel surveillance footage, detectives believe the theft of the artwork from a private exhibit in the hotel was well orchestrated, Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore 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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September 26, 1989 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
In an international event, the "Italian Wallenberg" who posed as a Spanish diplomat in Hungary during World War II became an honorary Israeli citizen in a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial at Jerusalem. Historians say Giorgio Perlasca, now 79, saved 6,000 Jews from the Nazi Holocaust. Perlasca was a livestock dealer for an Italian firm in Hungary when he took a staff job at the Spanish Embassy.
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April 19, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
An early painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, recently displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and granted the Rembrandt Research Group's stamp of approval, is expected to set an auction record in May. Christie's New York announced on Wednesday that Rembrandt's 1631 painting, "St. Peter in Prison," will be sold by an anonymous collector at a May 31 auction of Old Master paintings. The Park Avenue auction house's preliminary estimate for the work is $10 million to $15 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2011 | By Abby Sewell and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A drawing by Rembrandt was stolen from an exhibit at a luxury hotel in Marina del Rey over the weekend in what authorities called a carefully planned heist. The small pen-and-ink drawing, valued at more than $250,000, was taken from the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey during an exhibit Saturday night. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said a man working with accomplices is believed responsible. After reviewing hotel surveillance footage, detectives believe the theft of the artwork from a private exhibit in the hotel was well orchestrated, Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1991 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating allegations that a suspended police officer may have been involved in the theft of a purported Rembrandt painting from the church of televangelist Gene Scott, The Times has learned. Church officials told police that two masked gunmen burst into Scott's downtown University Cathedral on Nov. 7 and made off with what was described in a police report as a valuable artwork by the 17th-Century Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn.
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December 9, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
A painting that the Norton Simon Museum displays as a self-portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn is actually the work of his pupil, Carel Fabritius, according to a panel of experts in Amsterdam. The Simon work is among 39 paintings that have been falsely attributed to the 17th-Century Dutch master, the Rembrandt Research Group announced on Friday.
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November 29, 2009 | By Suzanne Muchnic
Who done it? In the case of Rembrandt, it's a persistent question. Hundreds of paintings formerly attributed to the 17th century Dutch master have been demoted in the course of a massive research project funded by the Dutch government and investigations by specialists around the world. And the work goes on. A separate effort to determine who actually made unsigned drawings ascribed to Rembrandt is no less daunting -- or intriguing -- as an upcoming exhibition reveals. "Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference," opening Dec. 8 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, contains 103 drawings, 53 of them by Rembrandt.
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November 16, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
She hasn't been seen in public since the early 1970s, but she hasn't aged a day: The J. Paul Getty Museum has secured the long-term loan of Rembrandt's "Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-Trimmed Cloak" from a New York private collection. It will display the 1632 painting of the richly dressed, unknown woman Tuesday through 2008 at the Getty Center museum's East Pavilion painting galleries, near the artist's work "The Abduction of Europa."
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January 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A rare late work by Rembrandt depicting the Apostle James in prayer was sold Thursday for $25.8 million, the Sotheby's auction house in New York said. "Saint James the Greater," painted by the artist in 1661, was purchased by an anonymous telephone bidder, Sotheby's said. The price includes the buyer's premium. The work, offered as part of a sale of old masters, is from a group of single-figure, half-length portraits of religious figures Rembrandt painted in the late 1650s and early 1660s.
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July 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Art enthusiasts dressed up as the 17th century nobles, beggars, priests and prostitutes portrayed in the paintings of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, honoring the 400th anniversary of his birth. Celebrations centered on the cities of Leiden, where Rembrandt was born July 15, 1606, and Amsterdam, where he did his greatest work, suffered personal tragedies and died in 1669.
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March 26, 2006 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
REMBRANDT {heart} CARAVAGGIO. That, in a nutshell, is the simple theme of a powerhouse exhibition mounted here in celebration of the 400th birthday of Rembrandt, one of the Netherlands' two favorite artist-sons. The other is championed in the exhibition venue -- Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum -- although the show was organized by the nearby Rijksmuseum, which is mostly closed for renovation.
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December 22, 2005 | From Reuters
A rediscovered painting of an old woman by Dutch master Rembrandt will go on sale in January in New York, Sotheby's auction house said Wednesday. "Virtually forgotten by scholars, the present work has not been illustrated or exhibited publicly since the 1930s," Sotheby's said of the painting, "Portrait of an Elderly Woman in a White Bonnet," dating from around 1640. The auction house has an estimate of $3 million to $4 million for the work, the highlight of its Jan.
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November 29, 2009 | By Suzanne Muchnic
Who done it? In the case of Rembrandt, it's a persistent question. Hundreds of paintings formerly attributed to the 17th century Dutch master have been demoted in the course of a massive research project funded by the Dutch government and investigations by specialists around the world. And the work goes on. A separate effort to determine who actually made unsigned drawings ascribed to Rembrandt is no less daunting -- or intriguing -- as an upcoming exhibition reveals. "Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference," opening Dec. 8 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, contains 103 drawings, 53 of them by Rembrandt.
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March 26, 2006 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
REMBRANDT {heart} CARAVAGGIO. That, in a nutshell, is the simple theme of a powerhouse exhibition mounted here in celebration of the 400th birthday of Rembrandt, one of the Netherlands' two favorite artist-sons. The other is championed in the exhibition venue -- Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum -- although the show was organized by the nearby Rijksmuseum, which is mostly closed for renovation.
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September 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rembrandt experts in Amsterdam unveiled several portraits Thursday previously attributed to his students that they now believe came from the brush of the 17th century master himself and said they were reassessing the way Rembrandt worked. The paintings are detailed faces or half-figures showing light striking from unusual angles, leading the experts to conclude that Rembrandt made such studies in preparation for larger historical or biblical compositions.
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December 12, 2003 | From Reuters
Rembrandt's 17th century masterpiece "The Nightwatch" moved from the heart of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum for the first time since World War II Thursday to make way for major renovations to the building. The museum's most famous painting, depicting Amsterdam's civic guard, was packed in wood paneling with a protective cover -- including sensors to monitor temperature, humidity and vibrations -- and moved from the main building to an adjoining wing. It can still be seen by the public.
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