Art: Met's Rembrandts

The finest Rembrandt show the U.S. has seen in many a year was presented last week by Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose ponderous galleries contain the Western Hemisphere's largest general collection of important masterpieces. Unlike many a museum, the Met did not have to borrow—every painting, etching and drawing was its own.

Of its 28 more or less well-authenticated Rembrandt oils, the Metropolitan chose only the 16 finest, surrounded them with a comprehensive collection of etchings and drawings. They included the Old Woman Cutting Her Nails, the portrait of Rembrandt's son Titus, the...

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