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The Look, from the series The Five Senses, ca. 1632 - 1670

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 108 x 159 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KK-1

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Three figures sit around an owl on a bird pole. Other birds circle around it. A woman, holding a dove in her hand, points mockingly at the owl.


Frederick Bloemaert RKD
Utrecht ca. 1614 - 1617 - Utrecht 1690
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Abraham Bloemaert RKD
Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651

Nicolaes I Visscher
Amsterdam 1618 - Amsterdam 1679

Title The Look, from the series The Five Senses
Date ca. 1632 - 1670
Period 17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: A. Bloemaert/ Pater inv.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: F. Bloemaert/ Filius Sculp.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Visus
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: N. Visscher Excud: cum Privil: 1
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KK-1
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F3 birds Iconclass
25F34 owls Iconclass
25F39(DOVE) other birds: dove Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A3 the (five) senses Iconclass
31A31 sight, looking (one of the five senses) Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
41A7751 container made of plant material other than wood: basket Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
57BB2 Mockery, Derision, Irreverence; 'Derisione', 'Dispreggio della Virtu' (Ripa) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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