January 19, 2006 |
COPENHAGEN'S National Gallery said Wednesday that two of its paintings that were previously believed to be fake Rembrandts were actual works by the Dutch master. International art experts reevaluated 10 canvases that bear Rembrandt's signature but were kept in storage for years because they were believed to be copies made by his students. The five experts concluded that two of the paintings were done by Rembrandt.
December 22, 2005 |
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.
September 23, 2005 |
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.
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 19, 1995 |
With an annual budget of more than $50 million for the purchase of artworks, the J. Paul Getty Museum adds 100 to 150 pieces to its collection each year. The arrival of yet another new acquisition might seem to be a routine occurrence, but that's not so. "It's like adding a child to a large family," says Deborah Gribbon, the museum's associate director and chief curator.
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.
November 17, 1993 |
A published report has dredged up longstanding questions about the authenticity of five Rembrandt paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, but officials at the gallery deny that a decision has been made about who actually created the artworks--the Dutch master himself, other artists who worked in his studio or some combination of the two.
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.