Rembrandt is one of the most personal, distinctive and expressive artists of all time, and yet the authorship of his paintings is hotly debated. The Rembrandt Research Project, started in 1968, set new standards for scientific art history and kicked many supposed paintings by Rembrandt out of his corpus.
Now that project is over, what makes a Rembrandt?
The Am I Rembrandt? exhibition (8 Nov 2016 – 5 March 2017) at the Dulwich Picture Gallery focuses on the Self-Portrait Wearing A White Feathered Bonnet (1635) – finally proven to be the real thing in 2014 – in order to explore Rembrandt’s artistic identity.
[Source: Dulwich Picture Gallery]