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Responses to Rembrandt, Anthony Bailey

Label
Responses to Rembrandt
Title
Responses to Rembrandt
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Bailey
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1910, Henry Clay Frick purchased Rembrandt van Rijn's The Polish Rider for his private collection. Ever since, the painting has hung - undisturbed and uncontested - on the wall of Frick's Fifth Avenue mansion in New York City. There, year in and year out, it has beguiled thousands of visitors. The painting's subject matter has been debated over the years - but never its author, or its impact on viewers, many of whom think it not just a Rembrandt but one of the finest paintings the master executed during his long, prolific career
  • In 1968, a group of Dutch scholars known as the Rembrandt Research Project, feeling that the master's oeuvre was inflated, began to take Rembrandt to task. The group's members traveled around the world, subjecting Rembrandt to intense scrutiny: they x-rayed paintings; examined the rendering of lace, hands, and signatures; counted threads of warp and woof. Paintings long considered Rembrandts started to fall. Then, in 1984, one of the members of the Project suggested, in print, that The Polish Rider might be next. Perhaps this painting, "one of the world's masterpieces," wasn't a Rembrandt after all but the work of a lesser-known pupil, Willem Drost
  • Deattribution of a Rembrandt makes front-page news and sends shock waves through the community of art historians, museum curators, and private collectors. A painting, once worth ten million dollars, sells at auction for a mere eight hundred thousand; one that was the centerpiece of a museum collection is moved to the basement. Yet the paintings themselves do not change - whether they are attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn or Isack Jouderville. In a lively and accessible discussion, novelist and essayist Anthony Bailey presents the drama of The Polish Rider's threatened deattribution. With the painting as a springboard, Bailey explores basic issues of art history, authenticity, and connoisseurship, and discusses the difficulties involved when a single person or committee attempts to reach definitive conclusions on matters of authorship and creative genius
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Anthony
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND653.R4
LC item number
A73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1606-1669
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Getscher, Robert H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Rembrandt
  • Rembrandt
  • Rembrandt
  • Rembrandt (Harmensz van Rijn)
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Dezogenaamde Poolse ruiter (Rembrandt)
  • Toeschrijvingen
Label
Responses to Rembrandt, Anthony Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Young Man on Horseback -- The Rembrandt Research Project -- The Master's Reputation -- Questions of Identity -- Connoisseurship -- Scientific Analysis -- Rembrandt's School -- Restorations -- Rudiments and Documents -- Scholars' Mistakes -- A Team and Its Critics -- Monday Mornings -- Handling the News of Rejection -- The Case of The Polish Rider -- A Matter of Emotion -- The Artist's Image and the Artist's Time -- Unanswered Questions
Control code
27811966
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 140 pages
Isbn
9780943221182
Lccn
93015042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27811966
Label
Responses to Rembrandt, Anthony Bailey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Young Man on Horseback -- The Rembrandt Research Project -- The Master's Reputation -- Questions of Identity -- Connoisseurship -- Scientific Analysis -- Rembrandt's School -- Restorations -- Rudiments and Documents -- Scholars' Mistakes -- A Team and Its Critics -- Monday Mornings -- Handling the News of Rejection -- The Case of The Polish Rider -- A Matter of Emotion -- The Artist's Image and the Artist's Time -- Unanswered Questions
Control code
27811966
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 140 pages
Isbn
9780943221182
Lccn
93015042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27811966

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