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A Couple Addressed by a Lute Player, plate 2 from The Masquerades

Artist:
Workshop of Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Artist:
After Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Date:
1595–96
Medium:
Engraving; first state of three
Dimensions:
plate: 8 11/16 x 6 3/8 in. (22.1 x 16.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.1229(2)
Not on view
Composition of three masked figures. A man and a woman are placed on the right side of the sheet, holding hands. The man wears a grotesque mask and the woman wears glasses and horns. The couple is addressed by a lute player on the left, who wears a mask as well and a hat with tall feathers.
Signature: IDGeijn. Inven. et excu

Inscription: 'IDGeijn. Inven. et excu'; '2'
Hollstein VII.132.116; The New Hollstein (The de Gheyn Family, Part I) 243.161
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