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The decision to go to war against the Dutch

Charles Le Brun1681 - 1684

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

Louis XIV decided to go to war against the Dutch in 1671: on one side Mars shows him the victories that await him and the triumph that this will bring him, but the king also listens to Minerva who shows him the miseries of war. Justice, holding a sword and a scales, is also depicted behind the king, showing him the same scene as Minerva, and thus justifying the adversities that must be overcome.

Full title : The decision to go to war against the Dutch, 1671

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  • Title: The decision to go to war against the Dutch
  • Date: 1681 - 1684
  • Provenance: Palace of Versailles
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Résolution prise de faire la guerre aux Hollandais
  • Painter: Charles Le Brun
  • Copyright: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / René-Gabriel Ojéda / Franck Raux / montage Dominique Couto

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