Saturday, December 13, 2008
Rolling in Dough
Adriaen Brouwer, the Flemish artist who worked in Holland for part of his short life (1605-38), was thrilled on one occasion to receive 200 guilders for a picture. When he got home, he poured the money on his bed and rolled among the silver pieces. Then, Houbraken said, he spent most of it overnight and felt relieved that he had 'rid himself of all that ballast'.