A Game of Chance, Cornelis Anthonisz., 1541

A Game of Chance, Cornelis Anthonisz., 1541

paper, h 395mm × w 289mm More details

A reputed spendthrift called Sorgheloos (Careless) is the protagonist in a series of six woodcuts. This is the fourth print, in which Sorgheloos, after having eaten, drunk and danced, begins to gamble with a pedlar. While his arm is still draped over the shoulder of Weelde (Luxury), a shabbily dressed couple – Armoede (Misery) and Pover (Poverty) – make their entrance. Sorgheloos’ fortune will soon take a different turn…

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