Axel Johansen After Rembrandt, Titus

Axel Johansen After Rembrandt, Titus

A fine early 20th-century portrait of Titus van Rijn by Axel Johansen (1872-1938) after the original by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).

Titus was Rembrandt’s fourth son and he was often a figure or model in his father’s paintings. Here we see him depicted face on with strong use of chiaroscuro (bold contrast of light and shade).

Axel Johansen was considered to be one of the foremost Danish painters of his generation and exhibited regularly at the Danish equivalent of the Royal Academy. Several of his works are held in museum collections.

The painting is signed and housed within a period frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 27½” x 32” / 70cm x 82cm
Year of creation: c. 1900
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Overall very presentable. A few minor losses in the lower left. Frame with some light age-related wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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