Rembrandt student's work sold for ten times estimate
One of the most famous artists in the world, Rembrandt lived in the 17th century and had countless students. Many of them were quite talented, and their works have given researchers a great deal of trouble, trying to figure out whether a particular piece was painted by the master or by a student. In the Classic Sale on Wednesday, a work by one such student was sold at Bukowskis. The bidding became very intense.
Samuel van Hoogstraten, Portrait of a studying youth (Possibly a self portrait). Final price SEK 2,572,000 (estimate SEK 250,000–300,000).
The portrait shows a young man sitting pensively by his books. Rembrandt experts consulted by Bukowskis say that this can also be a self-portrait, for the artist, who in all probability was Samuel van Hoogstraten, was also a writer.
“It is very unusual to get a work of this kind in an auction. The bidding was unbearably exciting, because the painting had not been on the market before. Works like this become instantly the talk of the town in Europe, where there is a huge demand for high quality old masters,” says Johan Jinnerot, old masters specialist at Bukowskis.
The Old Masters Department was an overall success. Another work worth mention is the watercolour by Louis Jean Desprez, "Vy av Kina slott". Final price SEK 637,000.
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