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Extraordinary Deathbed Portrait by Dirck van Delen

A child dressed in white with a wreath of twigs around his head lies, eyes closed, on rolled up fabric on a red surface. A black blanket completes his cot and contrasts sharply with the white sheet folded neatly over it. The background, too, is dark.

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Military Triumph and Mistresses

The Brussels painter Adam Frans Van der Meulen (1632-1690) created quite a furore at the court of the French King Louis XIV (1638-1715). He immortalised his military triumphs, embellished with the necessary pomp and bravado, as he did the royal couple’s entry in Douai, Northern ...

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