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France and the Netherlands signed a 160 millionth deal on Rembrandt's paintings

The Ministers of Culture of France and the Netherlands signed a historic agreement on the sale and purchase of two large portraits by Rembrandt. The transaction value is 160 million euros for both canvases.The document establishes the terms of the agreement on the two works of the Dutch master, reached in September last year.Portrait of Martin Solmans Rembrandt Harmens van Rein 1634, 207.5 × 132 cmThe portraits, dated to about 1634, depict merchant Martin Solmans (Marten Soolmans) and his future spouse Opien Coppit. The paintings were ordered to Rembrandt to marry a couple. Read more about the history of the paintings here.Portrait of Opien Coppit, wife of Martin Solmans Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rein, 1634, 207.5 × 132 cm The purchase of these canvases is the most expensive deal the Louvre has ever concluded. Next week, both paintings will be exhibited in the largest museum in France, and then go to the restoration in the Netherlands. After recovery, they will move between the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Both of these institutions own the largest public collections in the world.France and the Netherlands acquired portraits of Martin Solmans and Opien Coppit from the French branch of the Rothschild family - one of the richest and most influential families in the world. Over the past 150 years, the public has only been able to look at these priceless canvases - during an exhibition organized in 1956. According to the materials artdaily.com