Eddy's Good News: Two unknown Rembrandts hidden for 200 years ignite an auction

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23 May 2023, 10:30

Credit: Christie’s auction house

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Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Good news from here in the UK as art experts go collectively bonkers over a little pair of portraits of a humble plumber and his Mrs which go under the hammer soon with a guide price of around £8 million for the pair.

He must have been one hell of a plumber? Or so you’d think until you realise this plumber’s daughter married into the Rembrandt family and that these little gems were painted by Charles I’s favourite painter. Dated at 1635, the portraits of Jan Willemsz van der Pluym and his wife Jaapgen Carels have remained private to this day, never seen by the public and never mentioned in Rembrandt literature of the day, or even now.

The smallest pictures the famous Dutchman ever painted are getting a huge amount of interest internationally and so they’re going on tour! They touch down in Amsterdam and New York before coming back to Christies in London to be auctioned for millions.

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org