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Userer – Govaert Camphuysen

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Govaert Camphuysen (1623-1672)

Detail: money lender, banker, coins, money, money bag, glasses, spectacles, box, ledger, pen, weights, balance, scale, candle, curtain, tongs, shelf

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  1. Based on the way the man is dressed and his beard and hairstyle, he is obviously supposed to be Jewish. The bankers were Jews in many European cities, because Jews were barred from most other professions and Christians were forbidden to lend money at interest.

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