With all the contention and confusion surrounding the Rembrandt Research Project, in the end, all has not been lost. Many of its findings have led to reversals and the re-authentication of Rembrandt paintings. And for more than 40 years, its members have worked tirelessly to catalog Rembrandt artworks and publish their findings in the Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, creating highly-detailed books that are valued for the quantity of data in the 4,000 pages produced.
In 2009, The Netherlands formed a new group to redo the RRP’s work. Called the Rembrandt Database, this new group’s goal is to re-examine earlier volumes of the Corpus, and once again determine which paintings by Rembrandt were created by him and which were not. In its early stages, information on 19 Rembrandt paintings located in The Hague, New York, London, Paris and Dresden is being reviewed. The RRP’s archives were transferred to this joint organization by the Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague’s Mauritshuis and New York’s Mellon Foundation. It’s aim is to build off of and supplement research done by the RRP.
If you or someone you know has had a work by Rembrandt rejected by the Rembrandt Research Project (RRP), we are ready and able to re-authenticate it for you. We have the resources, the knowledge and the experience on the international level in multiple countries simultaneously to perform these authentications. Our experts and specialists are readily available, and we have more than 11 years of experience working on very complex projects successfully, including on works by Rembrandt.