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Bartholomeus van Bassen (Antwerp c.1590-The Hague 1652)

The King and Queen of Bohemia dining in Public c.1634

RCIN 402967

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This is an imaginary scene showing the Prague court of the ‘Winter King’, Frederick V (1596–1632). It was probably painted during his Dutch exile and perhaps for his brother-in-law, Charles I. It shows the royal ceremony of public dining with a touch of comedy in the pet monkey who assaults the courtier while he carves.