(b. 1580, Antwerpen, d. 1666, Haarlem)
Shrovetide Revellers (detail)c. 1615
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The bearded man in the centre of the painting holds a foxtail in his right hand, while with the left he paws the shoulder of a young blonde. The assumption that the girl is no lady but a young man in drag is supported by the hairstyle, which looks peculiar for a woman of the time.