Buytewech, Willem, “Scene at an inn”

Buytewech, Willem, “Scene at an inn”

Rotterdam 1591/92 – 1624

Scene at an inn

Canvas on panel
Dated ca. 1615-20
52 x 62 cm
Inv.nr. 150-1946, Cat.nr.28

Two young, richly dressed young men, smoking and drinking, are being robbed by the landlady while listening to a fluteplayer. The musician has a jack-of-clubs in his hat, a card nicknamed ‘the devil’s prayerbook’.