Sunday, April 1, 2012

Foolery shines everywhere!

Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb 
like the sun, it shines everywhere.
~ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Enjoy this collection I have gathered of 
jesters, harlequins, jokers, and fools. —DC

Stańczyk, by Jan Matejko c 1514

Farnos the Red Nose, by Jacques Callot (c. 1592-1635)
Russian woodcut with watercolors

Print by Franz Isaac Brun (1555-1610)

Victorian Jester, color print, artist unknown

Jester, by Jeff Hall

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Harlequin, by Paul Cézanne

A fool facing left; bust-length figure, resting his chin on his right hand; 
wearing a chain with a large medallion; a fly on his fool's cap. 
1568  Print made by Hans Hanberg 1568

Acrobat and Young Harlequin, by Pablo Picasso

 Jester, by James Butler, at Stratford upon Avon, UK

The head of Harlequin, by Pablo Picasso

The Fool By Heinrich Vogtherr, 1513-1568

Dreary Harlequin, by Spiros Dmitriy

After Pieter Jansz Date 1638-1678

Portrait- of a seated jester (Sebastian de Morra), by Diego Velázquez

Portrait of a Harlequin
Portrait of a Harlequin, by Pablo Picasso

Joker playing card

Harlequin by Myra Evans


Harlequin Seated in Cafe, by Pablo Picasso

Maurice Masques et bouffons  Arlecchino 1671

Jesters from a 13th Century manuscript

Pierrot and Harlequin, by Philipe Mercier

Pierrot Court jester, artist unknown

vintage playing card jester

Fool tarot card

Print made by Franz Isaac Brun (1555-1610)

Tarot Card, the Fool

A fool trying to hatch an empty egg, after Pieter Bruegel the elder; 
drinking from a glass, a fool's bauble seen through the hole of the egg. 
1569 Pen and brown ink

Bronze Jester, by Pablo Picasso

Farnos and Pigasya
Farnos and Pigasya, the red-nosed drunks, by Jacques Callot (c. 1592-1635)
Russian woodcut with watercolors

Two Fools of Carnival, artist unknown

Pierrot, by Pablo Picasso

Print by Franz Isaac Brun (1555-1610)

Vintage playing card joker

Friends In Council, by John Dawson Watson

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