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An Artist with a Model in his Studio  1690

by Cornelis Dusart

The aged painter is wearing an imaginary historical (quasi medieval) costume. His corpulent model, with the enormous hat and cloak, appears to be playing a geographer of the ancient world. This could hardly have been meant to be taken seriously: it is a private dig at the vain aspirations of an artist who was attempting a theme that was obviously beyond his reach.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum