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Joachim Beuckelaer: Brothel  wikidata:Q18748947 
creator QS:P170,Q533314
Joachim Beuckelaer: Brothel
Object type painting
English: Animated scenes of carousing in village inns and brothels were enjoyed as amusing evidence of the instincts of peasants. The motifs, including a drunk balancing unsteadily on his head, suggest that the scene is to be read in a moralizing way: excess leads to foolishness. It is intriguing then that Joachim Beukelaer inserted his signature and the date October 26, 1562, among the chalk marks on the mantelpiece, tallies of drinks consumed. Beuckelaer was one of the great contributors to this new interest in rural life.
Date (Renaissance
era QS:P2348,Q4692
Medium oil on panel
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q1348059,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 26.6 cm (10.4 ″); Width: 35.5 cm (13.9 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,26.6U174728;P2049,35.5U174728
institution QS:P195,Q210081
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Place of creation Antwerp, Belgium
Object history
Exhibition history
  • Salute to Belgium, The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Commons-logo.svg
  • New Light on Old Pictures: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1981-1982. Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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