Village Barber's Shop, um 1632/33
Eichenholz, 31,3 x 39,6 cm
Aus der Düsseldorfer Galerie
Inv. Nr. 561
Village Barber's Shop
This painting dates from the time right after Brouwer settled in Antwerp after having arrived from Haarlem or Amsterdam. Barber, quack and surgeon - the village barber could do just about anything. Here he is shown operating on a patient's foot. Typical for Brouwer are, aside from the emotionality, the individual still-life motifs and the precisely painted fabrics that stand out in an otherwise somewhat dreary palette.