Man and Woman at a Spinning Wheel, Pieter Pietersz. (I), c. 1560 - c. 1570

Man and Woman at a Spinning Wheel, Pieter Pietersz. (I), c. 1560 - c. 1570

oil on panel, h 76cm × w 63cm. More details

Despite their individualized features, it is uncertain whether the depiction of this elegantly dressed couple was intended as a portrait. The scene nevertheless carries a clear message. The man holding a tankard is seducing the young woman, who stares directly at us. She must choose between the spinning wheel and the tankard, between virtue and vice.

On display in room 0.4 Mannerism Daily life (paintings) Immoral women

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