Titus reading, ca. 1656-58
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, inv./ 410
Bredius 1935, no. 122
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Illustration number 0000374250
Dimensions: 736x800 pixels
License undetermined
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Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 71,5 x 64,5 cm
When the painting was taken out of its frame, a small strip of about 2 cm on the right which was folded over and nailed to the stretcher was discovered. At restoration in 1938, the painting was restored to its original size (Münz 1947, p. 253, and plate IIA and IIB for images of the work before and after restoration).
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c. 1656-58 (1656 - 1665)
In art-historical literature, the painting has been dated to 1656 (Benesch 1935, p. 53, Wenen 1938, no. 1269; Wenen 1963, no. 289), c. 1656-57 (Hofstede de Groot 1907-1928a, vol. 6 (1915), no 238; Bode/Hofstede de Groot 1897-1905, vol. 6 (1901), no. 443; Wenen 1991, no 410); c. 1657-58 (Slatkes 1992, no. 302); c. 1658 (Vosmaer 1877, p. 559; Bode 1883, p. 576; Michel 1893, p. 450, 560; Tümpel 1986, no. 185); c. 1660-65 (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 6 (2015), no. 307)
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Creation date: 2013-03-12; Last modified date: 2021-12-10


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