Vol. IV of A corpus of Rembrandt paintings is the first for which Ernst van de Wetering is fully responsible. The uneasy relationship of the new volume to vols. I-III is examined critically.
Published in HNA News and Review of Books, November 2006, pp. 28-31, without illustration. Available online, though only for members of HNA (Historians of Netherlandish Art – if you are not a member – join!). Published previously in German in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 3 May 2006, which can be downloaded for one euro at https://fazarchiv.faz.net/.
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Not more often than once in a lifetime does it happen that a senior practitioner of a given field can move to another and revolutionize it. That was the achievement of the later Michael Montias.
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A painting that is ignored in the first three volumes of the Corpus of Rembrandt paintings has now been attributed to Rembrandt by the leader of the Rembrandt Research Project. His arguments give Schwartz reason to investigate his methods and ask what criteria should be addressed in judging the authorship of old master paintings. He first tells the story of how the painting was bought and sold since 1970.
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