Two etchings illustrate the sense – taste

The five senses (taste), 1642-1650, by Jan Both after Andries Both. Etching. Purchased 2015. Te Papa (2015-0056-13). Photo: Anna Rigg.

Little Greta hadn’t even tasted her pancake

When Pete’s glutton of a son made off with it.

Big Lou grinds the flour between his molars

And sifts it through his gullet into his gut.

The pancake woman, 1635, by Rembrandt van Rijn. Etching. Gift of Bishop Monrad, 1869. Te Papa (1869-0001-415).Read more