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The Hunter's Punishment

by Paulus Potter (detail)
RUSSIA: The Hermitage and The Hunter's Punishment

December 12th 2019
I didn't come to Russia to go surfing. As Westly one of our Aussie mariners penned it, "Time slips past like the Svir under our river boat. However, I am still remembering the early mornings, the mist and upcoming sun as we quietly made our way up stream back in September and of course an enthusiastic photographer not wanting to miss a moment !" The Neva, Svir and Volga Rivers leading ... read more
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12th January 2020

The Hunter's Punishment
I'm very drawn to this painting, both for the literal meaning and the implied lesson :)
13th January 2020

The Hunter's Punishment
I am pleased you have also been drawn to this painting, Ren. The hunter in the painting bears a likeness to John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679) whose image is clearer in the Rabbit Hunt picture. It was John Maurice that was proposed to lead the Dutch Republic during the minority of William III, but I understand it did not eventuate.

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