Traditionally considered to be a work by Rembrandt, and accepted by Bredius and Bauch,1 the present painting was rejected by Gerson in his 1969 revision of Bredius’ book.2 Gerson had seen the painting, which had been stolen in 1922 and resurfaced after the Second World War, when it was confiscated as ‘private enemy property’. It was temporarily exhibited in Washington in 1967. Gerson’s assessment that it was not by Rembrandt but rather by or after Ferdinand Bol has never been questioned in the subsequent Rembrandt literature. The present entry attempts to locate the painting more precisely in Rembrandt’s workshop production.
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- 4.Cited from a report of 11 January 1999 by Nancy Yeide, based on the files of the United States Department of Justice and of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. See also: NRC Handelsblad 10-3-1971 and 15-10-1974; Weltkunst 43 (1973), p. 2212 and 44 (1974), p. 1633; and Artis June 1973, January and November 1974.Google Scholar
- 8.A. Baudi di Vesme, Catalogo della Regia Pinacoteca di Torino, Turin 1899, pp. 111–112, no. 389.Google Scholar
- 9.Not mentioned in the Katalog des Grossherzoglichen Museums zu Weimar, Weimar 1894, but in the museum catalogue of 1913, no. 298.Google Scholar