Sleeper alert! (ctd.)
March 12 2016
Pictures: AHN & Artnet
Remember the '19th Century Continental School, Portrait with Lady Fainting' that made $870,000 hammer in the US, against an estimate of $500-$800? It has gone on display for the first time at Maastricht. Galerie Talabardon et Gautier of Paris were the brave sleuths who spotted and bought the painting, which of course is by the young Rembrandt, and is one his five 'Senses' series, in this case 'Smell'. This is what it looks like now:
It has been bought by the well-known Rembrandt collector Tom Kaplan, for his Leiden Collection.
Kaplan's extraordinary collection of works by Rembrandt, as well as other Dutch masters such as Gerrit Dou, is testament to the fact that it's still possible to put together a collection of important works by the greatest Old Masters.
By the way, keep your eyes peeled: the whereabouts of 'Taste' is unknown...