Master of the Housebook

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Master of the Housebook

(Meister des Hausbuchs), fl. 1475–1500, German graphic artist. The master is named for a series of vigorous and sophisticated drawings of everyday life found in the Hausbuch at Castle Wolfegg. Many of his engravings are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. His work is thought to have influenced Bosch, Bruegel, and Dürer.
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Such scenes involving sexual temptation with resultant wasted labor occur, for example in the work of the Housebook Master, around 1490, in the well-known "hunt" sequence "In Pursuit of Lesser Game," where people are distracted from their proper tasks in a variety of ways.
Here, very like the scene by the Housebook Master in which a woman in a well tempts a man feeding domestic fowl, a butter maid is distracted by a man who fondles her through a window; overcome by the sin of lust, she ignores the cat that happily licks her cream from the pot.