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These “Eastern” costumes reveal Rembrandt’s enchantment with distant places. Inspired by trade and diplomacy with the Near East in the 17th century, westerners clad in imaginary costumes interested Rembrandt and his workshop in this period.
Taste the lush velvet with your eyes. Imagine what “foreign” looked like to a 17th-century European.
A Young Scholar and His Tutor, 1629–1630, Workshop of Rembrandt van Rijn. Oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum
A Young Scholar and his Tutor, 1629-1630, Workshop of Rembrandt van Rijn, oil on canvas