Loading

The Merry Fiddler

Gerard van Honthorst1623/1623

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

At first sight, this painting seems like a casual celebration of the good life. Wearing a lavish, possibly Italian costume, the man is leaning out of a window. He appears to be gesturing towards someone and proposing a toast. In fact, Dutch paintings like this often contain a moral: remember, there is more to life than just partying and drinking. Moderation!

Show lessRead more

Details

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile