Isaac de Jouderville: Portrait of Rembrandt in Oriental Costume

In Rembrandt’s Amsterdam studio, Isaac de Jouderville faithfully copied his master’s celebrated Self-Portrait in Oriental Costume (Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris), in which the painter stands gallantly in a dimly lit interior. (Rembrandt’s exotic costume reflects Amsterdam’s increased trade with the East, then visible in the city’s bustling canals.) Rembrandt was ultimately not satisfied with his execution of the legs and feet in his own self-portrait, which explains why he later painted them over with a large poodle.