A Merry Company at Table 1630 Hendrick Pot 1585 - 1657 Dutch The Netherlands. ( The brothel scene or 'bordeeltje' was a popular theme in Dutch genre painting. Here, an elderly woman supervises the proceedings and wine and oysters are offered – both of which are known for their aphrodisiac qualities. Her age and ugliness is contrasted with the youth and beauty of the young women. )

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A Merry Company at Table 1630 Hendrick Pot 1585 - 1657 Dutch The Netherlands. ( The brothel scene or 'bordeeltje' was a popular theme in Dutch genre painting. Here, an elderly woman supervises the proceedings and wine and oysters are offered – both of which are known for their aphrodisiac qualities. Her age and ugliness is contrasted with the youth and beauty of the young women. )
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Image ID: J47CM0