The Prodigal Son in a Brothel, by anonymous (1580, c.)

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Title

The Prodigal Son in a Brothel, by anonymous (1580, c.)

Creator

Anonymous, after Lucas van Leyden (1512–1583)

Date

1580, c.

Description

The engraving shows a brothel scene where a young woman is found holding the chin of a young man as if seducing him. To the young woman's right sits an old woman, acting as procuress, and drinking from a glass of wine while a young man hands her a bag.

Format

Engraving.
Dimensions: 39 × 23 cm

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