Titus in a Monk’s Habit, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660

Titus in a Monk’s Habit, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660

oil on canvas, h 79.5cm × w 67.7cm More details

Lost in thought, with downcast eyes. As a spectator we are allowed to come in close proximity to these moments of inner reflection. The Spanish master Murillo painted Christ crowned with thorns before his Crucifixion. Rembrandt portrayed his son as a Franciscan monk. Saint Francis had dedicated himself to serving Christ, and led his life in pious isolation.

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