The sale of a work by Rembrandt reached a record price for the artist in Christie’s December sales. The work, Portrait of a Man, Half-length, With His Arms Akimbo (1658) sold for £20.2m. The painting, from a private collection, has not been seen in public since 1970. Our involvement with the project came when Dr. Eastaugh was asked by Christies to prepare a scientific study of the painting prior to auction. The value of the study can be seen in the fact that the report was included in its entirety in the auction catalogue.
Portrait of a Man, Half-length, With His Arms Akimbo