New Rem­brandt on dis­play

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A paint­ing newly at­trib­uted to Dutch 17th-cen­tury mas­ter Rem­brandt van Rijn went on dis­play Wed­nes­day at the Her­mitage Am­s­ter­dam mu­seum, the first un­known Rem­brandt to sur­face in 44 years. The un­signed, un­dated por­trait of a young man in a black cape and white lace ruff, at the time at­trib­uted to an un­known mem­ber of Rem­brandt’s cir­cle, caught the eye of Am­s­ter­dam art dealer Jan Six in 2016. “It’s that sort of blink-of-an-eye feel­ing that I thought ‘this is better than what they think,’” he said Wed­nes­day.

Six bought it for about $240,000 but will not now es­ti­mate its worth. It is on show for a month.

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