1540, "Il Cambiavalute e Sua Moglie" (The moneychanger and his wife) by Marinus van Reymerswale. The thing on the table that looks like a waffle iron is a form for making ingots of melted silver or gold. He's older than her; his fingers are delicate but his face is still dirty from being out on the street. He was in such a hurry that he didn't even take off his hat. Do they have urgent debts? Children to feed? She is dressed modestly and wears no jewelry - not even earrings.