Art: Rembrandt & His School

Of all great painters, one of the supposedly most productive was Rembrandt Harmens Van Rijn (1606-1669). In the galleries of the world, 800 paintings of knights, beggars, saints, painters, are signed in a dark scrawl, Rembrandt f* There are 1,600 drawings, cornered with the same letters, 300 etchings. For nearly 300 years the world has been assured that these letters did not lie, that the energy which the Dutchman put into the figures on his canvas had enabled him also to produce a superhuman number of pictures. Yet there have been at times doubts cast on the genuineness of...

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