The Inconstancy of Fortune; It is Easy to Dance when Fortune Plays for You, Dirck Volckertsz. Coornhert (attributed to), after Maarten van Heemskerck, after c. 1560 - before 1590

The Inconstancy of Fortune; It is Easy to Dance when Fortune Plays for You, Dirck Volckertsz. Coornhert (attributed to), after Maarten van Heemskerck, after c. 1560 - before 1590

etching, h 210mm × w 247mm More details

This series of six prints, illustrating sayings about Fortune, is devoted to one of the major themes of life. The series was probably created by Coornhert, who was a writer as well as a printmaker. These images show Fortune as an inconstant, unpredictable goddess who dispenses good or bad luck regardless of personal status.

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