Pictures of jesters - Drawings and paintings of jesters

The pictures of jesters below come from four different traditions. Picture one is The Betley Window, created by an unknown artist for the marriage of Henry VIII, around 1509. It is one of the earliest depictions of jesters and clowns.

The second picture is Harlequin seated in a cafe. It is a painting by Pablo Picasso, a modern approach to jesters.

The third picture is another work of Picasso, The head of Harlequin. Although the figure is stilized, the entertaining quality of jesters still comes through.

The fourth picture is "Bohóc" (Jester). It is a work of a Hungarian painter, József Egry, from 1911.

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Picture 1: Jesters on The Betley Window

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Picture 2: A jester by Picasso: Harlequin seated in a cafe

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Picture 3: Another jester from Picasso: The head of Harlequin

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Picture 4: Bohóc (Jester) by Egry

Pictures of jesters - Drawings and paintings of jesters
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