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News: Long, Lost Rembrandt

RembrandtA painting once thought to be by the artist Frans Hals, lost for nearly 300 years, then found in the collection of an English family is currently on loan to The Denver Art Museum.
The work known as Rembrandt Laughing is a small painting, under a foot in height, on copper. Painted in 1628 by a 21 or 22 year old Rembrandt, the English family owned the work for over a hundred years, unaware of what was in their possession. It was not until 2007 when they put it up for auction that the real artist was discovered from the signature and various stylistic clues.
The painting is currently held in private ownership but will be on loan in Denver through November 28th. In order to secure the precious work, the museum has placed it in a glass case and put tape on the floor to mark when you’ve come too close. A guard is posted next to the painting apparently at all times.
The Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave, Denver, Colorado – (720) 865-5035

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