copy of Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem: A difficult choice (money or love) (1596)

(Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

A moralistic painting by an unknown Dutch artist. The woman on the painting has to choose between a wealthy old man and a (poor) young lover which was a popular subject in art at that time. The purse the old man is holding is called a 'talon purse'. Painting is probably from 1596.