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

May 25 – December 5, 1965
Main Floor, Lobby B

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

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."

Attendance: 328,010

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606 - 1669