An early Rembrandt portrait that has not been on public view for more than two decades will be on display beginning Nov. 20 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The 1632 painting, “Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-Trimmed Cloak,” has been lent to the museum by an anonymous New York collector and will be exhibited through 2008.
The Getty has four Rembrandt paintings in its permanent collection, and the work on loan will be exhibited near “The Abduction of Europa,” also from 1632. “Portrait of a Girl,” once believed to be a rendering of Rembrandt’s sister, inspired the facial types of many of Rembrandt’s heroines in the early 1630s, including the princess and her attendant seen in profile in “The Abduction of Europa,” the museum said.
[ via The New York Times ]