Rembrandt is the most famous of the seventeenth century Dutch painters However there are doubts whether some paintings attributed to Rembrandt were actually painted by him One such painting is known as attributed to Rembrandt because of its style and inde

The reading casts doubts on the creator of the painting - Portrait of an Elderly Woman in a White Bonnet - because of multiple reasons - clothing, illumination and joining of wood pieces. However, the lecture claims that by thorough re-examination, the original painting had all the elements, which proved that this painting is indeed the work of Rembrandt.

First of all, the reading claims that clothing the woman in the painting wore is a luxurious one, which is inconsistent to the white linen cap. It states that Rembrandt would give a lot of attention to the subject's clothing. But, the lecture states that by looking carefully through X-rays, the fur coat was not a part of the original painting. Whats more, it was added after 100 years in order to increase the value of the portrait to depict the person as a formal aristocratic lady. Hence, the professor counters the first argument made in the reading - there is inconsistency in clothing.

Besides that, the lecture states that in the original painting, the woman wore a simple, light colored dressing and due to this clothing, the face was illuminated. This could prove that the original painting was showing the realistic features, in accord to what we expect to see in the Rembrandt's paintings. Hence, the statement that the face should appear in shadow, according to the reading, was countered in the lecture.

Finally, on the one hand, the reading posits that there was no other painting by Rembrandt which was glued on multiple pieces of wood and one cannot come to a conclusion that this painting was created by him, but on the other hand, the lecture states that the original painting was enlarged later to enhance the grand look of the painting. Whats more, they found that the original painting was done on a single piece and there was an additional painting - The White Bonnet, Rembrandt's self-port - which was painted on the wood obtained from the same tree as that of Portrait of an Elderly Woman in a White bonnet. This would validate that the painting was in fact done by Rembrandt.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
besides, but, finally, first, hence, however, look, so, in fact, first of all, on the other hand

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 17.0 10.4613686534 163% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 5.04856512141 99% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 7.30242825607 68% => OK
Relative clauses : 19.0 12.0772626932 157% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 22.412803532 112% => OK
Preposition: 50.0 30.3222958057 165% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 5.01324503311 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1713.0 1373.03311258 125% => OK
No of words: 350.0 270.72406181 129% => OK
Chars per words: 4.89428571429 5.08290768461 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.32530772707 4.04702891845 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.59724849066 2.5805825403 101% => OK
Unique words: 161.0 145.348785872 111% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.46 0.540411800872 85% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 507.6 419.366225166 121% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 3.25607064018 154% => OK
Article: 13.0 8.23620309051 158% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 2.5761589404 155% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 13.0662251656 99% => OK
Sentence length: 26.0 21.2450331126 122% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 72.3422994107 49.2860985944 147% => OK
Chars per sentence: 131.769230769 110.228320801 120% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.9230769231 21.698381199 124% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.38461538462 7.06452816374 105% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 4.33554083885 185% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 4.45695364238 45% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.27373068433 70% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.220993059682 0.272083759551 81% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0910926335858 0.0996497079465 91% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0810975863655 0.0662205650399 122% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.149382766393 0.162205337803 92% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.076950199753 0.0443174109184 174% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.1 13.3589403974 113% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 53.55 53.8541721854 99% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 11.0289183223 112% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.38 12.2367328918 93% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.13 8.42419426049 97% => OK
difficult_words: 71.0 63.6247240618 112% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 10.7273730684 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 10.498013245 118% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
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Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
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