A Small Dutch Painting from the Royal Collection


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This painting by Gerard Dou was in the collection of Louis XIV, for the Sun King knew a thing or two about teeth pulling. By the age of sixty, half of his mouth roof was ripped off and then catheterized with hot iron; the letters of Princess Palatine tell us that at the dinner table champagne was often flowing out of his nose.

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2 Responses to A Small Dutch Painting from the Royal Collection

  1. Regina says:

    The visual of your PALATINE tale is one too put off a favorable PALATE for Champagne…but I do brush several times daily!

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