22 Sept-4 Dec 2005. During the preparations at the Rembrandt House the Museum Het Rembrandthuis - for a major exhibition of the Dutch artists work to be held next year, four of Rembrandts previously unknown studies in oil have come to light. All were preparatory studies for figures in larger paintings, previously attributed to Rembrandts pupils. However, the chairman of the Rembrandt research project, Professor Ernst van de Wetering, is convinced by the quality of the painting that the studies in question are the work of Rembrandt himself. The unusual use of lighting, particularly in the Lighting study for a Woman in a White Cap, dated around.1640 and successively painted over to transform the original study into a portrait, make these paintings minor masterpieces in themselves. Also on display are Study of a Weeping Woman (from the Detroit Institute of Arts), Study of an Old Man in Profile and Study of an Old Man with a Beard (both from a private collection in the United States). The Rembrandthuis Museum is housed in the building where Rembrandt lived in Amsterdam from 1639 to 1658. Admission: adults 7.50 children 1.50
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Unknown Paintings by Rembrandt.
The Rembrandt House Museum is at 4 Jodenbreestraat, in the centre of Amsterdam, near the famous Waterlooplein and only a 5-minute walk from Amsterdam's Central Station. Tram lines 9 and 14, Waterlooplein stop T +31 (0)205200400