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Peasants Fleeing (Witchcraft)

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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This piece may have been a section of a larger painting. It's subject could relate to witchcraft. An overturned pitcher and a bowl can be seen on the ground in the bottom left corner. Above is a peasant woman on her hands and knees and to her left, a young man is running towards her with arms outstretched and cloak billowing out behind him. He carries a hurdy-gurdy on his belt, which would appear to identify him as some sort of street entertainer.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

c.1640

Medium

oil on wood

Measurements

H 24.1 x W 36.8 cm

Accession number

NCM 1961-318

Acquisition method

purchased from Mrs Sybil Fisher, 1961

Work type

Painting


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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