#1: (I believe this one is the original)
Then I find that I have two variants of the above.
Obviously two different somebodies with some photo editing skills took
quite literally as Jesus dressed as the lowest house servant would to wash the feet of his disciples.John 13: 4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
#3 shows a more muscular Jesus and the image has been tweeked a bit more. as the original parts of the image appear to have been sharpened and the colors though a little more muted are are more even. A body double was used but the face is identical and though slightly trimmed the hair is also original.
#2 has a skinnier Jesus and appears as a complete overlay with new face head and hair. The photo editing is pretty good but there are some rough spots. and little or no sharpening of the rest of the image. Also there is a whole new towel. The left arm of the rplacement is not quite correct because for it to be positioned behind the right arm and still have the fingers clasped around Peter's right foot it would have to abnormally long in the forearm.
Both #2 & #3 have better colors than the original. They are a bit more vibrant in #2 but the background image of the apostles at the table are sharper in #3. Both appear to be done with comparable skill but the #3 appears to have a bit more work in it. The same face on the new body appears to be blended very well. Also the halo is removed in #3 which is just a bit more work to put back the parts of the table that were covered up by the halo. Both #2 & #3 seem to have Christ more distinctly illuminated that in the original, whether that was intentional or inadvertent I am not sure.
Ok, I will stop being an art critic. Both are reasonably well done and seem more compliant with a literal reading of the verse and certainly appear to better comply with the majority rendering of the text than the original. Jesus was taking on the role of the lowliest of house slaves/servants of the time in both form and action.
This and the three on the Crosses are the only ones I am aware of where a famous painting has been corrected to reflect nudity of those times places and events. Are there any others?