23 mrt carefree
The Carefree Hunter
Joep van Verdegael, 1655
As a hunter, Anthonie Oosthoek was famous for marching to the beat of his own drum. He made sure the owner of the Keukenhof always had plenty of meat and game to eat. Oosthoek was not a fan of hard work or physical exertion.
So he designed a unique long-range rifle that remained the most high-precision weapon ever made, even two centuries after the first shot was fired. This weapon made it possible for Oosthoek to shoot game from a distance of two miles, without having to interrupt lunch under his favourite tree. His trusty dog did the legwork.