possibly Rembrandt or studio of Rembrandt

Portrait of Titus van Rijn, ca. 1662
Paris, Musée du Louvre, inv./ R.F. 1948-34
Bredius 1935, no. 126
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Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 72 x 56 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
possibly Rembrandt
or studio of Rembrandt
Art historians differ in opinion about the attribution of this painting. Some, like Tümpel, think the painting was made in the studio of Rembrandt (Tümpel 1968, no. A75). Others regard the painting as an autograph work by Rembrandt (Foucart 1982, p. 92). In the exhibition catalogue of 2003 Giltaij expresses no doubts about Rembrandt's authorship of the painting, but in the catalogue of 2009 Foucart questions the attribution to Rembrandt (Giltaij 2003, no. 40; Foucart 2009, p. 216). In the latest volume of the Corpus the painting is listed as Rembrandt (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, no. 317).
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1662 (1660 - 1668)
Most art historians date the painting around 1662. In the latest volume of the Corpus the painting is dated c. 1668 (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, no. 317).
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Creation date: 2013-10-24; Last modified date: 2020-06-26


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