Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?
Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?
Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!
Last week’s round:
Answer: Detail 1 was taken from
Rembrandt van Rijn; Portrait of the Reverend Johannes Elison; 1634; Oil on canvas; 78 3/4 x 58 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; William K. Richardson Fund; 56.510
Detail 2 was taken from
Michael Sweerts (Flemish, 1618 – 1664), “Boy Drawing before the Bust of a Roman Emperor” c. 1661, oil on canvas. The Walter H. and Valborg P. Ude Memorial Fund, 72.65
Be sure to visit “Rembrandt in America” on view through September 16. (link to exhibition site)