Exhibition of Rembrandt's Portrait of the Artist's Son Titus
May 25 – December 5, 1965
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.
Overview: The portrait by Rembrandt was on loan from the Norton Simon Foundation. It had been purchased at auction in London on March 19, for $2.2 million, at that time the second highest price ever paid for a painting (Rembrandt's Aristotle brought $2.3 million). After 6 months on view, the painting left the Gallery secretly for the escorted flight to Los Angeles, wrapped as a Christmas present with a card reading "To Mother."