Potential Rembrandt Pair to be Reunited after 223 years

February 6 2024

Image of Potential Rembrandt Pair to be Reunited after 223 years

Picture: rkd.nl

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A reader has kindly been in touch with news from the RKD in the Netherlands that a potential pair of disconnected portraits by Rembrandt have been investigated. The two paintings, now in the The Nivaagaard Collection (right) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (left) respectively, have been part of an extensive research project to examine whether they may have originally been conceived as a pair.

According to the post:

In the first half of 2024, both paintings will be technically examined under the direction of Jørgen Wadum and additional provenance research will be carried out by RKD curator Angela Jager to test the hypothesis that the works are pendants. This research will be conducted in the context of the project Dutch and Flemish paintings at The Nivaagaard Collection, a collaboration between The Nivaagaard Collection and the RKD resulting in a collection catalogue (autumn/winter 2024).

The findings will be shared in an exhibition entitled Rembrandt Reunited  which will be held at The Nivaagaard Collection between 3rd September 2024 and 10th November 2024.

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