Curator Anna Tummers, Curator of Old Masters at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem will present her book The Eye of the Connoisseur Authenticating Paintings by Rembrandt and His Contemporaries on Thursday 8th December 2011, 5.00 – 7.00 pm in the Frans Halsmuseum.
• Welcome by Anna Tummers, author and curator Old Master Paintings at the Frans Hals Museum
• Introduction by Professor Perry Chapman, University of Delaware
• Word of thanks by Anna Tummers
• Closing words by Maaike Groot, Amsterdam University Press
During the reception it is possible to view the current exhibition Celebrating in the Golden Age.
CODART-members are warmly invited to this event. Please R.S.V.P by 1st of December to firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited.
From the publisher’s website
Attributing old master paintings is one of the most demanding tasks of the art historian. The stakes can be high, especially when the work in question might indeed be the hand of a great master. The difference in price between an authentic work and one ‘in the manner of’ a well-known artist can add up to several million dollars. In addition to the financial consequences, a revised attribution can also have dramatic consequences for our understanding of art history. In her fascinating account of connoisseurship in action, Tummers highlights issues regarding the attribution of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art.
The Eye of the Connoisseur: authenticating Paintings by Rembrandt and His Contemporaries
19 x 25 cm, 352 pp.
Amsterdam (Amsterdam University Press) 2011