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A Couple Addressing a Gesticulating Young Man, plate 8 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 × 16.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.1229(8)
Not on view
Composition of three figures of whom two are placed facing away from the viewer. A man and a woman are depicted in the foreground, turned with their back towards the viewer. The man looks to the woman at his right and holds her hand. The woman faces the third figure seems to be explaining something, while pointing towards the right.
Signature: IDGeijn. Inven. et ex.

Inscription: 'IDGeijn. Inven. et ex'; '8'
Hollstein VII.132.122; The New Hollstein (The de Gheyn Family, Part I) 243.167
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