How we proved a Rembrandt painting owned by the University of Pretoria was a fake
The paintings of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn are displayed in prestigious art galleries in capital cities around the world.
One — a small oil painting on a wood panel depicting the profile of an old man in a hat and cloak — made its way to South Africa in the late 1950s. It was part of an extensive collection belonging to a Dutch businessman, JA van Tilburg, who emigrated to the country. In 1976 the work was donated to the University of Pretoria.