Early Rembrandt acquired in Holland
February 28 2012
Picture: Museum de Lakenhal
The Lakenhal museum in Leiden, Rembrandt's birthplace, has acquired this early work by the master. Painted when he was 17, this small (21 x 17.8 cm) oil on panel is called The Glasses Seller. More details over at Tribune de l'Art here, and you can zoom in on the picture here.
Rembrandt was a relatively late starter as a painter, but I'd still have expected the young genius to be, well, a little better than this.