Exhibition of Rembrandt's Portrait of the Artist's Son Titus

May 25 – December 5, 1965

West Building Main Floor

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."

Image: Installation view of Exhibition of Rembrandt's Portrait of the Artist's Son Titus, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

Attendance: 328,010

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