A schoolroom with animals as teachers and pupils. Engraving after E. van Heemskerck.
- Heemskerck, Egbert van, active approximately 1700-1744.
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A notice on the right wall reads: "Monstrum horendum! Scribere cum dasho, cum ferrila non fera slasho, Risum teneatis amici." The phrase "risum tenatis amici" is a quotation from Horace, Ars poetica, v. 5, meaning "friends, could you suppress your laughter, i.e. if you saw a painting in wihich animal and human parts were combined, as in the present composition
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