Beggar with a Wooden Leg, Albert Jansz. Vinckenbrinck (attributed to), c. 1650

Beggar with a Wooden Leg, Albert Jansz. Vinckenbrinck (attributed to), c. 1650

boxwood, h 13.1cm × w 5.5cm × d 3.5cm More details

Cabinets of art often featured works that combined refined, ‘high’ art with ‘low-life’ subjects, like this lame beggar. Discerning art collectors particularly valued such unusual contrasts. This beggar is taken from a print by the popular French engraver Jacques Callot.

On display in room 2.26

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