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Laughing Jester with Fool's Flask, ca. 1590 - 1600

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 256 x 178 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NF

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A jester laughingly points to his fool's flask. The staff has a jester's head sticking out its tongue. To the left behind is a gatehouse and to the right behind are two figures dressed in cloaks, perhaps monks. Below the depiction is a two-line text in Dutch, German and French.


Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Title Laughing Jester with Fool's Flask
Date ca. 1590 - 1600
Period 16th century
Location Assendelft TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-NF
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11P31521 monk(s), friar(s) Iconclass
25I1461 city-gate Iconclass
31A25331 pointing to the forehead with the index finger Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31B62323 tongue stuck out Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A542 gate, entrance Iconclass
44B1524 court jester, court fool Iconclass
44B15241 attributes of court jester Iconclass
44B152411 fool's cap Iconclass
44B152412 bauble Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
57BB2 Mockery, Derision, Irreverence; 'Derisione', 'Dispreggio della Virtu' (Ripa) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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