Ryckaert, Marten, “Rugged landscape with gypsies”

Ryckaert, Marten, “Rugged landscape with gypsies”

Antwerp 1587 – 1633

Rugged landscape with gypsies

Panel
19,5 x 26,5 cm
Inv.nr. 199-1946, Cat. nr.143

Gypsies were also called “heathens” or “Egyptians” in the language of the 17th c. Palm-reading was a typical attribute of the gypsy (foreground left), as were the wide hats the man in the centre is wearing.

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