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Museum: Painting is a genuine Jan Steen artwork, not a copy


February 9, 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting previously thought to be an 18th-century copy of a work by artist Jan Steen is actually an original by the Dutch master, a museum announced Friday.

Researchers at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague made the discovery while preparing for a new exhibition.

The museum's director, Emilie Gordenker, said curator Ariane van Suchtelen suspected that the painting, "The Mocking of Samson," was an original Steen.

"After further research, restoration and technical examination, we have come to the conclusion that not only is this painting by the master himsel...

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