It is possible that this is a portrait of Rembrandt's son Titus around the age of fourteen. Slumped over his papers, the boy stares contemplatively into the distance. He holds a pen in one hand and an inkwell and pen case in the other. This painting's remarkable features are the lighting, the triangular composition and the crude, almost expressionistic brushwork in the foreground.
Rodney Franko asked
Has the painting, Titus at His
Desk, been cleaned within the last 30 years? Thank you.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Hi Rodney, thanks for your quesiton. The most recent restauration of this work took place in 1985. Best, Friso Lammertse
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|Title||Titus at His Desk|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is travelling|
Width 63 cm
Height 77 cm
Rembrandt van Rijn
|Accession number||St 2|
|Credits||Verworven met steun van / Acquired with the support of: Vereniging Rembrandt en / and 120 vrienden van het museum / 120 friends of the museum Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940|
|Age artist||About 49 years old|
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Rembrandt. Britain's Discovery of the Master (2018)
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Rembrandt van Rijn
Leiden 1606 - Amsterdam 1669
Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. After his apprenticeship, during which he studied with various painters including Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, he started...Bekijk het volledige profiel