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A Mother Showing Her Weeping Son His Shoe of Switches

Cornelis Troost (Dutch, 1696 - 1750)mid-18th century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Cornelis Troost built his reputation on delightful depictions of everyday life. This drawing captures a poignant moment during a celebration of the feast of Saint Nicholas ( Sinterklaas ), a Dutch holiday. Troost depicted a displeased boy who receives switches in his shoes instead of gifts and candy.

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  • Title: A Mother Showing Her Weeping Son His Shoe of Switches
  • Date Created: mid-18th century
  • Location Created: Netherlands
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.6 x h39.2 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=313296
  • Medium: "Black chalk and gray wash, heightened with white on gray-brown paper"
  • artist: Cornelis Troost (Dutch, 1696 - 1750)
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Family, Feasts

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