Man and Woman at a Spinning Wheel 1560
by Pieter Pietersz. I
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.
- Courtesy of Rijksmuseum