Rembrandt Revealed

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Rediscovering a Rembrandt: The Science Behind Identifying the Master’s Hand. Read the article in the April-May "NiC" to watch the video and find other segments that discuss the conservation of this Rembrandt painting. Video courtesy of the Allentown Art Museum.

June 7, 2020 through March 28, 2021 in the Kress Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, USA

When the Museum’s 1632 Portrait of a Young Woman was sent out for routine conservation in 2018, the conservators made an exciting discovery: while this painting had previously been attributed to Rembrandt’s studio, during cleaning they found reason to reconsider an attribution to the master. The Museum will be celebrating the return of this important work to the galleries with the exhibition Rembrandt Revealed, which will illuminate how conservation science has helped us better understand this painting and its authorship.

Through a close focus on Portrait of a Young Woman, this exhibition will offer a deep dive into the conservation process, with an appealing and accessible step-by-step understanding of decisions and discoveries. It will also explore the complexities and uncertainties of the attribution process and invite the public to participate in that conversation.

Rembrandt Revealed is supported through a grant from The Richard C. Von Hess Foundation.

Original story and more information located here: https://www.allentownartmuseum.org/exhibitions/rembrandt-revealed/

(Watch the accompanying video with this article in the April-May 2020 "News in Conservation" Issue 77, page. 8)

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When the Museum’s 1632 Portrait of a Young Woman was sent out for routine conservation in 2018, the conservators made an exciting discovery: while this painting had previously been attributed to Rembrandt’s studio, during cleaning they found reason to reconsider an attribution to the master.
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