Rembrandt

Dutch government agrees to buy Rembrandt painting for €175m—despite connections to tax havens

The Standard Bearer has been purchased from the Rothschild family via a trust located in the Cook Islands

The Netherlands looks set to buy Rembrandt’s €165m 'Standard Bearer'

Owned by the Rothschild family, the vibrant painting is on the open market after France was unable to raise the funds to buy the national treasure

Rijksmuseum discovers 'the genesis' of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Original sketch has been revealed beneath the paint, shedding light on the Dutch master's intention—but worrying deterioration of the famous picture has also been found

Painting recovered 40 years after its theft in East Germany may be an unknown Rembrandt

Analysis of the work—stolen in East Germany’s biggest art heist—suggests that it was painted by the Old Master rather than others in his studio

Mourning the loss of a fine Rembrandt scholar

Ernst van der Wetering's death this summer leaves a vacancy for an appointed representative of the Dutch master on earth

Rembrandt blockbuster draws 42,000 visitors to National Gallery of Canada

The response in Ottawa “shows people crave experiencing visual arts in person”, director Sasha Suda says

'Unafraid of upsetting the applecart': leading Rembrandt scholar Ernst van de Wetering has died, aged 83

The Dutch art historian, who worked on the Rembrandt Research Project for 47 years, made radical changes to the study of the Old Master painter

Canadanews

Rembrandt loan show will finally launch in Ottawa as National Gallery of Canada reopens to the public

Ontario museums have been shut for months because of surge in Covid cases this April

Rembrandt’s work joins with art by Black and Indigenous artists at the National Gallery of Canada this spring

A major Old Master show will keep a contemporary perspective with new commissions and acquisitions

Can Netflix help solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist?

Plus, vaccine passports in museums and Gossaert's Adoration

Family members fall out over Rembrandt stored in a New Jersey basement

An heir of an early owner claims that family members conspired to have it sold without his knowledge

Rare Rembrandt withdrawn from Sotheby's New York auction

The sale's other big ticket item, Young man holding a roundel (around 1470-80) by Sandro Botticelli, estimated to sell in excess of $80m, is still included

Its attribution restored, a Rembrandt portrait goes on view in Pennsylvania

A scientific analysis and conservation effort unveiled signature brush strokes and other marks of the master

'My Rembrandt' documentary lets you look into the privileged club of Old Master owners

From kissing a portrait of a woman on the lips, to cutting a co-buyer out of a bargain, acquiring a rare work by the Dutch painter does not always bring out the best in people

‘The well is drying up’—rare Rembrandt biblical work could fetch $30m at Sotheby's next month

‘Abraham and the Angels’ is one of only two Old Testament paintings to remain in private hands

Curators responsible for Queen’s art collection lose their jobs in Covid-19 cost-cutting exercise

Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures post, held by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, will be ‘lost and held in abeyance’

A real Rembrandt? Study shows painting banished to storeroom is either by his studio or the master himself

A recent examination of the wood panel reveals that it is from the same Baltic oak tree as the panel of an authenticated work by the Dutch artist

Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands

Cultural institutions from Amsterdam to Utrecht will work together to advance diversity and inclusion in programming, audiences and staff

From a £16m Rembrandt to a £3,000 dolphin, London Art Week for every (ok, some) budgets

Highlights from the online version of the “pre-contemporary art” event for galleries and auction houses which launches today and runs until 10 July

As galleries begin to re-open, dealerships that survived the Spanish Flu reflect on art sales in the age of pandemics

While some cultivated key clients like the Kennedys and Fords, others relied on close communication even under socially distanced circumstances

Here are the most visited Old Master exhibitions of 2019

The hype surrounding major anniversary celebrations saw big turnouts for Bruegel, Leonardo and Rembrandt

Old Masters, new tricks: Chatsworth House drawings are off to Sheffield

Almost 60 works by artists including Rembrandt, Annibale Carracci and Sebastiano del Piombo will go on show at the Millennium Gallery

Dutch dealer promises new Rembrandt discoveries in five-volume publication

Part one focused on early years of Old Master's career will be published in 18 months

Crime news

Attempted robbery of Rembrandt paintings at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Theft of two paintings was thwarted thanks to gallery's security staff and systems

A portrait of Rembrandt sold for more than 30 times its estimate—could it be by the Dutch master himself?

High price for painting at Christie’s in New York last week is prompting speculation but expert says his money is on Isaac de Jouderville

Agnes Denes: environmental art pioneer. Plus, Rembrandt-Velázquez and De Hooch

We speak to the artist behind the extraordinary Wheatfield work and visit two new shows in the Netherlands. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Rembrandt-Velázquez: a match made in curatorial heaven

Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum reveals both artists as masters of psychology and technique

Hollywood director lights up Rembrandt show at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky brings a film-industry sensibility to the south London show