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Feast of Fools

Photo credit: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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This early seventeenth-century painting depicts ten jesters, some in cap and bells. The central figure carries a small animal, possibly a monkey.

The inscription on the reverse reads 'A curious painting of the time of Albert Durer, probably by Ab.Eyk (Abraham Eyk), representing a Feast of Fools, or jesters, of several noble families'.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Stratford-upon-Avon


Date

c.1540–1570

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 30 x W 43.5 cm

Accession number

SBT 1993-31/316

Acquisition method

gift, c.1871

Work type

Painting


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Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW England

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