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Jouderville, Isaac de
Bust of a Young Man in a Beret and a Silk Scarf Bust of a Young Man in a Beret and a Silk Scarf
around 1630 around 1630

Isaac de Jouderville here adopts the tronie format pioneered by his master Rembrandt, and shows a figure wearing a silk scarf and a beret. The bushy hair and cleft chin point to Rembrandt himself as the sitter, an imaginative inversion of the master-student hierarchy. Unlike his master, however, Jouderville employs the grisaille technique of painting his subject in shades of grey. It may be that Jouderville anticipated adding colour over these blocked-in forms, or that he was innovating upon Rembrandt’s example.

 
Jouderville, Isaac de
Leiden, Netherlands c. 1613-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1648 Leiden, Netherlands c. 1613-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1648
Bust of a Young Man in a Beret and a Silk Scarf Bust of a Young Man in a Beret and a Silk Scarf
around 1630 around 1630
Oil on panel Oil on panel
41.9 x 36.5 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2013 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2013
56-002

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