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The Blind Beggar Tricked by Lazarillo

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Thomas Wyck
Dutch, 1616-1677

About this artwork

Thomas Wyck illustrated several scenes from the anonymous Spanish picaresque novella, The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of his Fortunes and Adversities. Treated as a heretical tract in Catholic Spain (where the Spanish Inquisition was still active), the tale was also published in Antwerp in 1555. In this etching, the unscrupulous protagonist is apprenticed to a blind man, on whom he practices the arts of stealing and subterfuge.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Thomas Wyck

Title

The Blind Beggar Tricked by Lazarillo

Place

Holland (Artist's nationality)

Date

Artist's working dates 1636–1677

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 12.7 × 11.4 cm (5 × 4 1/2 in.); Sheet: 24.1 × 19.1 cm (9 1/2 × 7 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Pinsof

Reference Number

1987.201

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