Visit to the Spinner, by Meckenem (1495, c.)

Visit to the Spinner, by Meckenem (1495, c.)

Title

Visit to the Spinner, by Meckenem (1495, c.)

Creator

Meckenem, Israhel van, the Young (c. 1445-1503)

Date

1495, c.

Description

A young man visits a spinner. The position of his sword, the presence of a cat, and the fact that the woman is a spinner seems to suggest that the woman is a prostitute or a procuress. See Carol Salus, Picasso and Celestina: The Artist's Vision of the Procuress. Juan de La Cuesta 2015 pg. 57.

Other title: Woman Spinning and Visitor

Format

Engraving. Sheet.
Dimensions: 6 1/2 × 4 3/8 in. (16.51 × 11.11 cm)

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