The Organ Player and His Wife, Israhel van Meckenem the Younger
Israhel van Meckenem the Younger
The Organ Player and His Wife
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Israhel van Meckenem the Younger

The Organ Player and His Wife, ca. 1490

From the 'Scenes from Everyday Life' series


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166 x 109 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
33846
Object Number
33846 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1850
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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The theme of this engraving is marital harmony. A bourgeois couple are engaged in joint musicmaking at a table organ. Their faithful dog at their side, the wife operates the bellows while her husband plays the melody. The scene depicts the milieu of the educated town citizenry to which the purchasers of such engravings would likely have belonged. That may explain the evidently great popularity of this print. It has come down to us in an unusually large number of copies.

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18.07.2024