High-Tech Scans Revealed That an Oil Sketch Long Dismissed as a ‘Crude Imitation’ of Rembrandt Is the Real Deal, Jo Lawson-Tancred, δημοσίευση στο Artnet News [4/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
An oil sketch that has long been dismissed as a “crude imitation” of Rembrandt’s work has now been revealed to be the real deal.
The collector and curator Abraham Bredius acquired the Raising of the Cross, painted sometime in the 1640s, for Museum Bredius in the Hague in 1921. He believed it to be a genuine work by the 17th-century Dutch artist.
Soon after, it was reattributed to one of his followers, who would presumably have been painting after a finished version of the same composition made by Rembrandt in 1633 and currently held by the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
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