Kees Kaldenbach

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This might be the only group portrait of beggars ever painted, by Jan van Bijlert called "Portraits of the Inhabitants at St Jobsgasthuis in Utrecht" (1630 - 1635) and can be seen in the Centraal Museum, in Utrecht.
They lived in St Jobs Hospital, which was turned into an Old Mens Home. Many of the inmates were penniless indigents treated for sexually transmitted diseases. The city Council allowed the men to beg for money twice a year, but that ended in 1634.
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In 'Woman at her Toilet', by Jan Havicksz. Steen, made between 1655 - 1660, you see a woman on her bed, with orange stockings.
Is she putting them on or taking them off?
Hint: Note the area just below her knees.
This Rijksmuseum painting has not been on show for the last 20 years. Admire it with me!
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Jo Chaowonderful

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Agrait CruzYou put your stockings with two hands, take them off with one. She's taking them off.

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Vanessa Giacalonefrom the mark on her skin obviously taking them off 🙂

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