New Rembrandt on display
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.