HOOFT, Willem Dirksz.
(1594-1658)

The Prodigal Son

1630
Engraving
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague

The picture shows the title page of Hooft's farcical play Heden-daeghsche Verlooren Soon (The Contemporary Prodigal Son). The engraving depicts the prodigal son carousing with a prostitute while drinking in a tavern.