The Blind Hurdy-Gurdy Player

Claes Jansz. Visscher, Dutch, 1586 - 1652
David Vinckboons, Dutch, 1576 - 1632



Etching on paper

Image: 6 7/16 × 9 3/16 in. (16.3 × 23.3 cm)

Plate: 6 7/8 × 9 1/4 in. (17.5 × 23.5 cm)

Sheet: 7 5/16 × 10 1/16 in. (18.5 × 25.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the David G. Stahl 1947 Fund



Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


DvBoins inventor (bottom left); CIVisscher fecit et ex (bottom right); Siet hoe dat Iorden luystert nae des blinde-mans lier / Voor t’ghehoor meent hy te gheven niet een sier; Maer Gauwert die loert nae zyn tas int secreet, en neemter het ghelt uyt, dat Iorden niet en weet (below)


Antiques Collaborative, Quechee, Vermont; sold to present collection, 2021.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein 110; Muller 1118

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