one of my all-time favourite towel-rails! fool embraces woman, painted wooden towel-rail, attributed to Arnt van Tricht, Klalkar, 1530s. Kleve, Museum Kurhaus. Why isn't IKEA knocking out replicas of this by the thousand?
The Fool. Maître du portrait de Angerer, Un fou, vers 1519-1520. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. L'Eloge de la Folie d'Erasme illustré par les peintres de la Renaissance du Nord, Editions Diane de Selliers.
"Wee Three Logerh[ea]ds" -- Shakespeare's "picture of We Three", the old joke, i.e. only 2 fools, but you make yourself the third by your puzzled inquiry! In Southworth's excellent "Fools and Jesters at the English Court" he identifies the fool on the left as Tom Derry, and suggests the painting belongs to the reign of Charles I [1625-49]. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford via BBC Your Paintings