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Titus at His Desk

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  • 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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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.

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Title Titus at His Desk
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 77 cm
Width 63 cm
Artists Schilder: 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
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist About 49 years old
Research Alma
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...

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