AMSTERDAM • Dutch artwork vendor Jan Six noticed one thing in a portray that no person had seen for 4 centuries.
In the portrait of a well-dressed younger man with purple hair, he wears a collar which was in trend for less than a short while round 1633 – and was painted in a mode that solely Dutch grasp Rembrandt utilized in these days.
On Wednesday, the portray was introduced as the primary “new” Rembrandt to floor since 1974. It will probably be on show on the Hermitage museum in Amsterdam for a month.
Mr Six, 39, had seen the paintings at a 2016 public sale in London and snapped up Portrait Of A Young Gentleman, painted at round 1634, for a discount at £137,000. The specialist on Dutch and Flemish outdated masters then spent 18 months utilizing X-ray methods and evaluation of paint samples to show he had purchased an actual Rembrandt. He ultimately received the backing of greater than a dozen Rembrandt specialists.
The paintings is believed to have been painted when the artist was 28.