Rembrandt portrait on display for the first time

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A NEWLY authenticated Rembrandt masterpiece has been revealed for the first time at Woburn Abbey.

Until recently the original oil painting entitled ‘Portrait of an Old Man’ had hung in a private room at the home of the 15th Duke and Duchess of Bedford, but after experts inspected the portrait, they confirmed it was an original by the Dutch artist.

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Woburn Abbey general manager Jonathan Irby said: “We are very excited about bringing this exquisite painting into the public eye, especially since visitors will be able to get within a few inches of it.”