‘The Old Rabbi’ Authenticated as a Rembrandt

Carol Vogel writes on the Times’ artsblog:

“For more than 50 years the portrait of an old man hung high on a wall in the private library of Woburn Abbey, the family home of the dukes of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England. Although the art collection there is world famous and includes 10 paintings by Van Dyck, 12 by Reynolds, 3 Gainsborourghs and a room wallpapered with 24 Canalettos, this painting was not considered anything special, just one of scores of lesser old masters lining the walls.

But on Tuesday The Guardian in London reported that the “Portrait of an Old Man,” also known as “The Old Rabbi,” could well be a Rembrandt.”

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