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Nicholas Jarrett G R E A T 👌 Body in Den Haag 🇳🇱 Head in the clouds
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I like this painting because it is so realistic. I thought royals and nobles always asked their painters to make them look like Brad Pitt, but unless Willem van Oranje was 97 and riddled with syphilis when this was painted, it shows him as he was, age lines and all. 
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And he wasn't 97 when this was painted (I can't vouch for the syphilis) because he was assassinated only 5 years later at the age of 51. He was the first head of state to be assassinated by handgun (pretty niche, but I give you that Wikipedia) which isn't quite as gruesome as what happened to his assassin: 
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I like this painting because it is so realistic. i thought royals and nobles always asked their painters to make them look like brad pitt, but unless willem van oranje was 97 and riddled with syphilis when this was painted, it shows him as he was, age lines and all.
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and he wasn't 97 when this was painted (i can't vouch for the syphilis) because he was assassinated only 5 years later at the age of 51. he was the first head of state to be assassinated by handgun (pretty niche, but i give you that wikipedia) which isn't quite as gruesome as what happened to his assassin:
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"the magistrates decreed that the right hand of gérard should be burned off with a red-hot iron, that his flesh should be torn from his bones with pincers in six different places, that he should be quartered and disembowelled alive, that his heart should be torn from his chest and flung in his face, and that, finally, his head should be cut off"
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an eye for an eye and all that.
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willem of orange is kind of seen as the godfather of the netherlands, so it's a pretty cool painting. he was murdered and his body is interned not far from here (in pretty delft), and i really enjoy being this close to all this history, as bloody as the dutch were

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Went for a walk in our neighbourhood this afternoon. Here's our neighbour, Storky, just chilling in the Autumn sun

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Went for a walk in our neighbourhood this afternoon. here's our neighbour, storky, just chilling in the autumn sun

#stork #storky #birds #birdstagram #autumn #herfst #ohohdenhaag #mariahoeve #thehague #denhaag #behague #denhaagtogo #thehague4you #thehague_070 #instanature #instanaturelover #sun #canal #neverstopexploring