A man influenced by the devil to deprive his three daughters of an adequate dowry so that they must stay at home clothmaking. Engraving by T. Galle after J. Stradanus (Van der Straet), ca. 1600.
- Straet, Jan van der, 1523-1605.
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The father sits on a Savonarola chair, resting his head in his hands. The devil behind him speaks into his ear. In the foreground his three daughters sit working cloth: one winds the thread, another has a wooden instrument and some bobbins, a third cuts cloth with scissors. In the right background a young man with a halo offers a bag of money through the window grill from outside (Saint Nicholas?)
Prostituat natas rebus pater arctus in arctis ; / Ni dotis melior des pater auxilium. / Quo merito sanctas vocitabere semper ad aras / Virgineae adsertor, Dive, pudicitiae. Theodorus Galle sculpsit. Phls. Galle excudit. Ad exemplar quod pinxit Florentiae in palatio S.R.E. cardinalis ac archiepiscopi eiusdem urbis Ioann. Stradanus flander brugensis.
[Antwerp] : Phls. Galle excudit, [1600?]
1 print : engraving ; platemark 23 x 18 cm
Wellcome Library no. 673525i