Titus van Rijn

Titus van Rijn (22 September 1641 – 4 September 1668) was the fourth and only surviving child of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Saskia van Uylenburgh. Titus is best known as a figure or model in his father's paintings and studies.

Titus van Rijn
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Portrait of Titus (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)
Born(1641-09-22)September 22, 1641
DiedSeptember 4, 1668(1668-09-04) (aged 26)
Resting placeWesterkerk, Amsterdam
Spouse(s)Magdalena van Loo
ChildrenTitia van Rijn
Parent(s)Rembrandt van Rijn
Saskia van Uylenburgh


Titus van Rijn was born in Amsterdam on September 22, 1641, the fourth child of the famed artist Rembrandt van Rijn and his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh. After Rembrandt's bankruptcy in 1656, Titus and Rembrandt's longtime lover, Hendrickje Stoffels, were named in charge of Rembrandt's affairs and began an art-dealership, specializing in Rembrandt's work. At age 15, Titus made a will at his father's insistence, making his father sole heir.

Curator's Choice: Rembrandt's Titus, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Video (2:35) In Dutch with English subtitles


In 1668, Titus married Magdalena van Loo (1641-1669). Her father was Jan van Loo, silversmith, whose brother was Gerrit van Loo, a lawyer in Het Bildt. The couple lived at Magdalena's mother's house on the Singel. They had one daughter, Titia (1669-1715), who married François van Bijler in 1686. Titus van Rijn died in 1668 and was buried in the Westerkerk in Amsterdam. His wife, mother-in-law, and father all died a year later.[1]


  1. ^ "Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn". rembrandtpainting.net. Rembrandt Biography and Chronology. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

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