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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:29

The Netherlands and the Rijksmuseum Help Repatriate Two Rare Rembrandt Works

Rembrandt's portrait of Marten Soolmans. Rembrandt's portrait of Marten Soolmans. Wikipedia

The Netherlands and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum intend to buy two rare works by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, repatriating the 1634 masterpieces after more than a century of ownership by France’s Rothschild family.

Each buyer plans to pay 80 million euros ($90 million), according to the Ministry of Culture. About 50 million euros of the Dutch state’s portion is going to come from dividends paid out from the state’s ownership of companies including ABN Amro Group NV.

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