Born in 1641, Titus was the only one of Rembrandt’s four children by his first wife, Saskia, to reach adulthood. He died in 1668, a year before his father, whose affairs he had managed. The picture is not a portrait in the narrow sense of the word; the real theme is the intimate situation of reading. The lighting is used as a means of intensifying the expression in the painting: certain parts of the young man’s face as well as his hand and the book have been highlighted against the darkness.
rechts etwas beschnitten: slightly cut on the right: 71,5 cm × 64,5 cm
Framed: 92 cm × 86,5 cm × 6,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
1720 documented in the gallery
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