Artist Dutch
Artist manner of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669
Title
  • Rembrandt's Son Titus
Date between 1641 and 1668
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 21 1/4 × 17 1/8 inches (54 × 43.5 cm)
Framed: 30 3/4 × 27 1/4 × 3 3/4 inches (78.1 × 69.2 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 53.351
Department European Painting
Not On View
by 1901, (Galerie Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris, France);
1903, T. Humphrey Ward (London, England) [frs. 17605];
by 1910, George Salting (London, England);
George Salting's posthumous sale by (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, England), no. 97.
possibly (Édouard Jonas, Paris, France).
by 1923, (Howard Young Galleries, New York, New York, USA).
by 1925, (Henry Reinhardt & Son, Inc., New York, New York, USA);
January 24, 1925, purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1953-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Illustrated Catalogue of the Seventh Series of 100 Paintings by Old Masters of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French, and English Schools. Sales cat., Sedelmeyer Gallery. Paris, 1901, p. 40, cat. 34 (ill.).

Bode, Wilhelm von. The Complete Work of Rembrandt: History, Description and Heliographic Reproduction of all the Master’s Pictures, vol. 8. Paris, 1906, p. 142, no. 590 (ill.).

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Rembrandt Des Meisters Gemälde, Klassiker der Kunst. Stuttgart and Berlin, 1908, p. 414, no. B590 (ill.).

Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures and Drawings of the late Mr. George Salting. Sales cat., Thomas Agnew & Sons. London, January 1910, p. 6, no. 97 [as "Portrait of a man, with a cap"].

Hofstede de Groot, C. Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, based on the Work of John Smith, vol. 6. London, 1916, p. 335, no. 708.

Meldrum, D[avid] S[torrar]. Rembrandt's Paintings, with an essay on his life and work. London, 1923, p. 199, (fig. 345) (ill.).

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1925, unpaginated, cat. 21.

The Third Loan Exhibition of Old Masters: Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and English Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century. Exh cat., DIA. Detroit, 1926, unpaginated, cat. 32 (ill.) [as lent by Edgar B. Whitcomb].

The Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, October 1927, p. 29, cat. 45 [as lent by Edgar Whitcomb].

Heil, Walter. "The Edgar B. Whitcomb Collection in Detroit." Art in America 16, no. 2 (February 1928): 48–58, pp. 48–49, (fig. 2) (ill.).

"Detroit Museum Opens Rembrandt Loan Exhibition," The Art News 28, no. 30 (April 26, 1930): 3, 13, p. 13.

The Thirteenth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters: Paintings by Rembrandt. Exh. cat., DIA, 1930, unpaginated, cat. 58 (ill.) [as lent by Edgar B. Whitcomb].

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Rembrandt Paintings in America. New York, 1931, unpaginated, no. 126.

Bredius, A[braham]. Rembrandt Gemälde. Vienna, 1935, p. 6, no. 127 (ill.).

Bredius, A[braham]. The Paintings of Rembrandt. Vienna, 1937, p. 6, no. 127 (ill.) [as "Titus?" by possibly not by Rembrandt].

Rosenberg, Jakob. Rembrandt. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1948, p. 243.

Catalogue of the Paintings and Sculpture Given by Edgar B. Whitcomb and Anna Scripps Whitcomb to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1954, pp. 28–29 (ill.) [as by Rembrandt].

Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: A Check List of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 91.

Arpino, Giovanni and Paolo Lecaldano. L'Opera pittorica completa di Rembrandt. Milan, 1969, p. 128, no. 82 (ill.) [listed under "Altre opera rembrandtiane già considerate dalla critica o presenti in pubbliche raccolte"].

Bredius, Abraham and Horst Gerson. The Paintings of Rembrandt: The complete edition of the paintings. New York, 1969, pp. 536, 558, no. 127 (ill.).

Weltkunst 39, no. 23 (December 1969): p. 1436 (ill.).

Fakes and Forgeries. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1973, cat. 78 (ill.) [as manner of Rembrandt].