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