Der König trinkt
Gabriël Metsu (1629-1667)

Der König trinkt,

um 1653/55
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
80,9 x 97,9 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 22
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
871
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Gabriël Metsu, Der König trinkt, um 1653/55, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4k3A94Ee (Last updated on 25.05.2022)
The title of the painting refers to a role-playing game traditionally performed in family circles in the Netherlands at Epiphany, when the ‘bean feast’ is celebrated. King Herod—chosen by drawing lots—is mocked as a drunkard as a reminder of his all too excessive indulgence.

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