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At the scene of slaughter, a visual triumph

(MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS)
By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / December 20, 2011
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It’s always good, I find, after spending a bit of time with the lovely but intermittently lulling arrangement of pastoral Monets, pleasant Pissarros, and fluffy Renoirs at the Museum of Fine Arts, to go and spend time in front of this picture, in the Dutch and Flemish gallery. It’s called “Butcher Shop,’’ and it was painted by David Teniers the Younger in 1642.

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BUTCHER SHOP By David Teniers the Younger

At: Museum of Fine Arts, www.mfa.org. 617-267-9300