Staatsgalerie Stuttgart adds three paintings to the Rembrandt Database

6 August 2018

As of today, research data on Stuttgart’s 'Self portrait’ of Rembrandt with a red beret, The apostle Paul in prison and Tobias healing his blind father is accessible online.

When the ‘Self portrait’ of Rembrandt with a red beret was acquired by the Staatsgalerie in 1962 as a Rembrandt, discussions about its authenticity gave rise to controversy. This led to the first research (in collaboration with the Doerner Institut in Munich, KIK-IRPA in Brussels and the Institut für Technologie der Malerei an der Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart) in which scientific examination played a key role in determining authenticity in the history of Rembrandt research. Documents generated during this research are now available through The Rembrandt Database. Aside from documents held at the Staatsgalerie, reports and photographs from the archive of the Rembrandt Research Project (held at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History) were also added to the database.

These results would not have been possible without the efforts of research assistant Sandra-Kristin Diefenthaler who worked in close collaboration with the RKD on the online presentation.

normal light studies: capture (born digital), detail (front), 2017, studio of Rembrandt, 'Self portrait’ of Rembrandt with a red beret, ca. 1660, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2614