News of: Thursday, September 22 2005,

Newly discovered works by Rembrandt in Rembrandt House

Four new paintings by Rembrandt have been discovered by museum 'het Rembrandthuis' (the Rembrandt House).

The paintings were discovered during the preparations for a new exhibition. The paintings were always considered to be made by pupils of Rembrandt, but it is now established that he painted them himself.
The Rembrandthuis says that the paintings are studies by the master to try out some special light effects.

From September 22 to December 4 there is a small exhibition in the Rembrandt House (which is the house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658) about the paintings.