There's not exactly a catchy lead-in to this story because it speaks for itself: Catholic University President David O'Connell might have found a Rembrandt in his bathroom cabinet.
Let that sink in for a second. A Rembrandt.
The Very Reverend O'Connell, who is approaching his 11th year as the 14th president of Catholic, found the etching some time ago and has been showing it off for years, the Washington Post reports. The piece, which is signed by Rembrandt in two places, is included in Catholic's art exhibit titled "Fine Lines: Discovering Rembrandt and Other Old Masters at Catholic University."
"We saw his name twice on the piece, but we still couldn't believe that's what this was," Leslie Knoblauch, the school's records management archivist, tells the Post. "Who finds a Rembrandt randomly in their home?"
A debate over whether it's really a Rembrandt unfolded from the discovery. One appraiser confirmed through E-mail that it was a Rembrandt, and he also said that copies of Rembrandts are not uncommon. But another appraiser, based in San Francisco, has to see the print in person, according to the Post.
But perhaps the biggest question, which the Post report eloquently asks, is how could a Rembrandt—if it is one—find a temporary home in a bathroom cabinet?
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