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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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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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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