Rediscovered Rembrandt at the Gemäldegalerie


For more than 30 years, the painting Landscape with Arch Bridge has been believed to be a work by one of Rembrandt’s students, Govert Flinck. However, recent discoveries have revealed that the work was created by the master himself. 

„Landscape with Arch Bridge“ was acceded into the Berlin collections in 1924, and up until the 1980s, was always considered an authentic work by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. In 1989, in the course of the investigations carried out as part of the Rembrant Research Project, it was written off as a work by Rembrandt and ascribed to Govert Flinck. More recent investigations and analysis of imaging made with technology that was not available at the time have now definitively confirmed that the work is a genuine Rembrandt.

„Landscape with Arch Bridge“ will now round off the significant Rembrandt collection at the Gemäldegalerie, comprising some 20 works, and from 8 April 2022 will be featured in the special exhibition David Hockney – Landscapes in Dialogue: The Four Seasons from the Würth Collection on Display in Berlin.