- The dutch painter Jan Steen (1626-79) is and was popular for his sense of humor based on studies of everyday life („genre painting „) and literature. At his time a young lady with red stockings was a whore.
Maybe I made something wrong, but fact is that only a rest of my original post was published. So I decided to write a short note on the original content. The young „iron lady“ above, cut and folded from zinc and painted with lacquer comes from a painting of Jan Steen. On my homepage you find more about my long art historical and artistic research on the merry companies of „my“ painter.
Source: Red stockings/ Rote Strümpfe