Rembrandt or studio of Rembrandt

Portrait of a woman wearing a gold chain, 1634 gedateerd
Boston (Massachusetts), Museum of Fine Arts [..]
Hofstede de Groot 1907-1927 (English edition), vol. 6, no. 848; Bredius 1935, no. 346; Corpus of [..]
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panel (oak), oil paint
upright oval 69,5 x 53 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed and dated center right: Rembrandt f / 1634
    both signature and date are probably not authentic (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1986-, vol. 2 (1986), no. C 73)
Current attribution
or studio of Rembrandt
For a long time the attribution of this painting to Rembrandt remained undisputed. In 1986 this attribution was questioned by the members of the Rembrandt Research Project who wrote that the painting was "probably painted in Rembrandt's workshop" (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 2 (1986), no. C 72). However, this rejection was not generally accepted. Slatkes and Liedtke regard the painting as an autograph work (Slatkes 1992; Liedtke 1996). In the last volumes of the Corpus Van de Wetering suggests that companion piece of the the present paining is entirely executed by a different hand. According to him the present painting is by Rembrandt and the portraint of the man by a workshop assistant (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 6 (2015), no. 118a).
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dated 1634 (1634)
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Entered on: 2000-06-27; Last modification: 2018-05-17


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