The Mistake off Matrimonij, Crispijn van de Passe (II), 1641

The Mistake off Matrimonij, Crispijn van de Passe (II), 1641

marbled paper, h 144mm × w 197mm × t 12mm More details

The album contains 50 portraits of adulteresses listed with their initials. The women came from the Netherlands, England, and the Mediterranean region. Van de Passe’s message is clear: adultery is for the wicked and most strictly discouraged. One wonders, however, whether his readers paid any heed to this warning.

This work belongs to The Mistake off Matrimonij (BI-1946-661)