DescriptionThe Tulip Folly, 1882 (oil on canvas)99:soldiers; soldier; ruff; hat; traditional costume; Dutch; cathedral tower; playing; fields of tulips; field; colourful; crop; farm; path; horticulture; Holland; commodity; tulipomania; craze; control; security88:craze for tulips that swept Netherlands in c17th; tulip imported from Turkey valuable; market crashed 1630s; nobleman guards an exceptional bloom as soldiers trample flowerbeds in a vain attempt to stabilize the tulip market by limiting the supply
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