Filthy Lucre – The ‘Art of Money’, illustrated talk by David McBurnie
An old Netherlandish proverb from the 16th century claims that “millers, money changers and tax collectors are Lucifer’s four evangelists”. In a fast growing, hugely wealthy society such professions were despised for their corrupt practices. This talk will focus on the many paintings depicting individuals in such employment, as well as others portrayed in their