A Student of History

June 19, 2008

‘Rembrandt Laughing’

Filed under: Art — John Maass @ 7:39 am

In this handout photo released Thursday, June 12, 2008, by the ...

In this handout photo released Thursday, June 12, 2008, by the Rembrandt House Museum, the 1628 self-portrait ‘Rembrandt Laughing’ by Rembrandt is seen, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Whether it was a sharp guess or lucky optimism that lead him to bid, someone at a British auction last year picked up a Rembrandt for a bargain. The self-portrait wasn’t always thought to be worth much. Before the recent investigation, others assumed it to be by one of Rembrandt’s students or a Rembrandt imitator. It was valued at 1,500 pounds when it came up for auction last October at Moore, Allen and Innocent in Gloucestershire. It sold for 2.2 million pounds ($4.5 million).

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  1. […] sold for only $4.5 million, was actually an early self-portrait by the Dutch master Rembrandt. Says A Student of History, “[b]efore the recent investigation, others assumed it to be by one of Rembrandt’s […]

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