A dendrochronological evaluation of the 1638 Panorama with Arched Bridge, lengthy believed to be the work of Govert Flinck, a scholar of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, has proven that the work is almost definitely by the revered trainer himself, Artnet Information stories. Researchers level to the similarities between the portray, held within the assortment of Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie, and the 1637 Panorama with Stone Bridge, within the assortment of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Shut examination of the works by way of technical pictures confirmed not solely that each work had been executed in Rembrandt’s mature chiaroscuro model however that Panorama with Arched Bridge was probably painted earlier than Panorama with Stone Bridge, regardless of the 1638 date that has lengthy been hooked up to the previous work.
The invention follows years of hypothesis as to the contested work’s maker. A 1989 examine carried out by the Rembrandt Analysis Venture famous the “astonishingly far-reaching stylistic, technical, and thematic similarities” between the Gemäldegalerie portray and that on the Rijksmuseum and concluded that Flinck should have been an astute copier of Rembrandt’s work. The latest discovery that the Berlin panorama was nearly definitely painted sooner than the Amsterdam work seems to verify that Panorama with Arched Bridge is just not a later copy.
The Gemäldegalerie, then led by Rembrandt specialist Wilhelm von Bode, acquired Panorama with Arched Bridge, thought on the time to be by the Dutch Grasp, in 1924. It was solely later that students named Flinck because the work’s painter. Previous to coming into the Berlin establishment’s assortment, the portray had belonged to Grand Duke Friedrich August von Oldenburg. When the monarchy was abolished following World Battle I, the portray didn’t promote; the Gemäldegalerie obtained it amongst a tranche of works arriving from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum as a part of an trade. The portray’s reattribution units the variety of landscapes by the famend artist at eight and signifies that the Gemäldegalerie now possesses a complete of twenty Rembrandt works.