Two monstrous-looking drinking brothers, one wearing a basket on his head as a hat, and a collar looking to be made by sausages. Both men with strange animal legs. The scene can be interpreted as a moralising or satirical comment on drunkenness.
These characters are inspired by the fantastical inventions by Hieronymus Bosh (Ca. 1450-1516) who enjoyed great popularity during most of the sixteenth century and many artists such as Pieter Huys Jan Mandijn, and most famously Pieter Bruegel the Elder found a lucrative market in the continuation of this popular typology
The drawing seems to be from the same source/hand as one sold in Brussels lately (see last image added for reference only)
Pen and brown ink on laid paper.
General good condition, faded damp stain top right corner.
- Follower of Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Two monstrous drinking brothers
- 1700 und früher
- Nicht signiert
- Guter Zustand
- 121×95×1 mm