December 12, 2003 |
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.
February 1, 1995 |
In a multimillion-dollar move that adds considerable luster to an increasingly valuable and critically esteemed art collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum announced Tuesday the purchase of two early paintings by Rembrandt. "Abduction of Europa," a mythological landscape painted in 1632, came from the estate of a New York collector, and "Daniel and Cyrus Before the Idol Bel," a 1633 interpretation of an Old Testament story, was purchased through a London dealer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1992
A Rembrandt painting stolen from televangelist Gene Scott's University Cathedral in Los Angeles was recovered and one of two suspects in the case has been arrested, police said Wednesday. The painting, worth an estimated $100,000, was taken Nov. 7 from the cathedral, said Detective Al Gonzales of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Station. Police arrested Kourosh Jadali, 35, at his Los Angeles home, where the painting was found. A second suspect is still being sought, Gonzales said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1991 |
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.
April 19, 1990 |
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.
April 7, 1990 |
An unemployed man, described by police as confused, sprayed Rembrandt's famous painting "The Night Watch" with an unidentified chemical Friday, but museum officials said damage was minimal. It was the second attack on the priceless art work in nearly 15 years, and the third this century. Dutch television said the spray was concentrated sulfuric acid, but museum officials would not confirm the report.
February 1, 1990 |
"Mercury and Argus," a long lost painting by Carel Fabritius, has been added to the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The 17th-Century Dutch painting by one of Rembrandt's most accomplished pupils is a gift of the Ahmanson Foundation. As a matter of policy, the museum has not disclosed the price of the painting, but "Mercury and Argus" set an auction record of $851,400 for Fabritius in 1985, when Sotheby's sold it to a dealer in a Monaco auction.
December 9, 1989 |
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.
October 7, 1989 |
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.
September 26, 1989 |
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.