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A Man with a Turban Leading a Woman by the Hand, Behind Them a Torchbearer, plate 6 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:
Sheet: 9 5/16 × 6 9/16 in. (23.7 × 16.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.1229(6)
Not on view
Composition of three masked figures of whom two male and one female. A couple is depicted in the foreground, consisting of a man with a turban and a woman in a dark mask wearing a headdress made out of the feathers of a peacock plus matching fan. Their hands meet in the center of the print. Behind them, a torch bearer with a smokey torch resembling a large candle is visible.
Signature: IDGeijn. Inven. et excu.

Inscription: 'IDGeijn. Inven. et excu'; '6'
Hollstein VII.132.120; The New Hollstein (The de Gheyn Family, Part I) 243.165
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