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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, 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, Ernst van de Wetering puts forward a series of arguments that support the idea Tobit and Anna was painted by the great master himself.


Rembrandt? Yes, it has to be him! Video from ARTtube, video platform of Dutch and Belgian museums (source).


Rembrandt? No, I don't recognize him! Video from ARTtube, video platform of Dutch and Belgian museums (source).