Who exactly painted Tobit and Anna in the Willem van der Vorm Collection? The panel was subjected to scientific analysis in 2010, and the conclusion was that it originated in Rembrandt's studio. But Jeroen Giltaij, curator of this museum, and Ernst van de Wetering, head researcher of the Rembrandt Research Project, do not agree on who actually wielded the brush. Giltaij bases his opinion on intuition and traditional connoisseurship; Van de Wetering approaches the issue with the probability theory of the scientist Thomas Bayes. In this video, Jeroen Giltaij explains why he believes that it must have been painted by an apprentice of Rembrandt and not by the master himself.

From 24 March 2012, the cleaned and restored painting was exhibited in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; this video was part of the presentation.


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