- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An original Rembrandt etching hidden in a bathroom cabinet at a D.C. university is now part of a new exhibit.

The Rev. David O’Connell found the print when he was searching for paper towels shortly after he became president of the Catholic University of America in 1998.

The etching of a bearded old man had been tucked away for years. Father O’Connell asked the university archivist last year if it could be a real Rembrandt.

Archivist Leslie Knoblauch said an appraiser confirmed its authenticity, and the Rembrandt became the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the university on Monday.

The exhibit is titled “Fine Lines: Discovering Rembrandt and Other Old Masters at Catholic University.”



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