Partial Show Extension: Works on loan from the Lugt Collection will remain on view in the Lower-Level Exhibition Galleries through May 22. See a Virtual Tour of the paintings in the Oval Room.
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) Shah Jahan, Standing with a Flower and a Sword
Pen and brown ink with brown wash on Asiatic paper
Rembrandt made numerous drawings after contemporary Indian illustrations and even owned an album of "curious miniature drawings," according to an inventory of his possessions made in 1656. Although the original Indian works were executed using vibrant colors, Rembrandt's depictions, like this portrait of the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan (1592–1666), were rendered in a more chromatic palette with a focus on the figures' facial features and exotic attire.