Art: Hacker Anceaux

Heavy-footed guards creaked slowly up and down the Amsterdam Ryks Museum last week before a row of Rembrandt van Rijn's great canvases. If they noticed a little, shabby, middle-aged Dutchman in a loose overcoat standing nervously before Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson, they paid little attention to him. A minute later they did. The little Dutchman had suddenly produced a small ax, was furiously hacking the Anatomy Lesson to ribbons. Quietly he submitted to arrest. At the station house he said he was 46 years old, that...

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