Willem Basse - etcher, Anthoni Victorijns - inventor - The lousing woman
Scenes of peasant life had had a long tradition in the Netherlands and was a highly popular genre well into the 17th century. The genre scenes were often presented in a satirical tone that bordered on caricature. The scene shows a humble household and what was considered a comic motif of a lousing woman. The man standing by her side and examining the contents of the jug represents a typical figure of a drunkard.
measurements: height 150 mm
width 193 mm
in collections:
material: paper
technique: etching (state II)
inventory number: R 148826
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings