King Louis XIV in bed, having been told that the rumour of King William III's death was untrue, is treated by physicians and surgeons representing different nations. Etching by P. Bouttats., c. 1690.
- Bouttats, Philibert, 1654 or 1655-
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The man walking through the door (former King James II) has an artificial leg: "Also alas here at last comes Jacobus, and he is the messenger for aggravating [Louis's] pain, for he brings bitter news that he is crippled and hops on crutches", i.e. that he has been defeated at the battle of the Boyne, 1 July 1690. The Turkish sultan dressed as a doctor holds a clyster
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