Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rothschilds Offer Rembrandt Portraits for €150m, France Lets Them Go


The Rothschilds of France have a lot of great pictures. They even have a number of Rembrandts including this pair of portraits Marten Soolmans and his wife that the family wants to sell for €150m.

The portraits were bought in 1877 by baron Gustave de Rothschild and were only shown to the public for a short period in 1956 in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

France’s Tribune of Art is very unhappy that the national authorities have passed on trying to acquire the works for Franc