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Portrait of a Man ("The Auctioneer")  1662

by Anonymous

Rembrandt had a large studio with many pupils who emulated his style and even his signature. As a result, fierce debate about the authorship of his paintings continues today. This work was universally attributed to Rembrandt until scholars "demoted" it in 1982, arguing that the rendering of space, texture, and anatomy suggests a skillful imitation by an unknown artist. In ...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art