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"It's so good to have something solid between one's legs, don't you think?"
Not all the music making on display was entirely respectable. This may look like a cheery family musical evening, but the room is remarkably bare. The rather luche looking males are well enough dressed, though a bit drab (I have a feeling they might be off duty soldiers...) while their female companion is rather too flamboyant to be entirely respectable. Doubts as to whether she is any sort of lady are underlined by her playing the bass viol- and instrument which had an even higher "nudge nudge, wink wink" factor than even the archlute due to its shape and not at all a ladylike instrument due to the way in which it was played, held between the knees. A Dutch audience might well have read this as a brothel madam having some relaxation with a select group of her better clients