[The Bean King.]Jüng gewohnt alt gethan. Adeo a teneris assuescere, multum est.
Joh. Elias Ridinger excud. aug. Vind. [n.d, c.1720.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 425 x 535mm (16¾ x 21"). Trimmed to image.
A mezzotint based on one of the four paintings by Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) of 'The Bean King'. The subject is a 'bean feast', a traditional Dutch feast held on January 6, the day that the Three Kings or Magi came to worship the Christ Child. A pie or cake containing a bean was baked for the festivities and he who found the bean in his piece of pie or cake became Bean King.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35573] £440.00