Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Adriaen van Ostade

  • Spectacle seller

    In an often repeated theme, Adriaen van Ostade (1610–1685), painter of the Dutch Golden Age, presents a spectacle seller. He offers his wares to an older woman, watched by a child or perhaps an apprentice of the seller. As we can see in his hands, the spectacles are without temples to rest on the ear…