This video says about itself:
A surprising discovery. New Italian documents about Rembrandt
The art historian Professor Lauro Magnani from Genoa has found, in the archive of an ancient family from Genoa, unknown, really interesting data about Rembrandt.
The descriptions are about what happened in 1666/67, not long before Rembrandt died; they also contain interesting information about international appreciation of Rembrandt’s art. The documents also show us how some (surprised) foreigners saw Rembrandt as a person. This discovery has become the stimulus for a small symposium on Friday afternoon 13 June, organized by the Nederlands Instituut in Rome, the Rembrandt Research Project and Museum Het Rembrandthuis.
From Dutch NOS TV:
It turns out that [Rembrandt] three years before he died in 1669 got a third, so far unknown, commission from Italy.
This commission was for making three meter high altar pieces [which he did not get commissions for in the Netherlands] for the family church of the Genoese Sauli family. Rembrandt negotiated a lot about the price.
Rembrandt made sketches for the altar pieces and had them shipped to Genoa. It is unclear whether they have arrived; the sketches are lost. The altar pieces themselves have never been made.
Rembrandt and McCain: here.
- Background Information about Rembrandt and the Old Masters (landscapeartblog.wordpress.com)
- Rembrandt and Musings on Modern Man (joaninordinarytime.wordpress.com)
- #Check Price# : Landscape and Religion from Van Eyck to Rembrandt (free4avej.wordpress.com)