Saturday, December 3, 2011

Unfinished Self-portrait by Rembrandt Discovered

[ BBC News / Science and Environment ] 2 Dec

An unfinished self-portrait by the Dutch master Rembrandt has been discovered under another painting using advanced scientific techniques.

No detail is visible in the face, but experts say it matches a reproductive print from 1633 that has an inscription saying it is by Rembrandt.A leading expert on Rembrandt said he was convinced of its authenticity based on similarities in painting style.

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