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"Dwarf Playing with a Dog" (details from "Workshop of a Painter - die Werkstatt des Malers") (see related A | B | C | D | E), 1631 Jan Miense Molenaer (1610-1668) Alte Pinakothek, Berlin, Germany

The portrayal of short stature persons near a variety of animals is a frequent mode to underscore size contrasts. In this instance, it is of clinical importance to focus on the facial proportions (see image in greater detail).

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