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Actieuse Nacht-Wind Zanger met zyn Tover Slons

 

Dutch copper engraving showing an lanternist with his magic lantern on his back. This engraving is from 1720

 

Size: 16 x 10,5 cm

Price: 280 Euro

 

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De Verreeze Frederik Hendrik ouwerwets Patroon der Verkeerde Barmhertigheid [...]

 

A broadside satirising the share trade mania and the collapse of the various investment schemes; with an etching showing an outdoor scene where a magic lanternist is drowning, in the background John Law in front of a church, offering a bag of money to two monks, on the right a Ferris wheel, in the middle ground a pond with two men about to drown, another man on the edge of the pond with a fishing-rod, using papers as bait, on the left a bakery, in the foreground a tree, on the right side a boy defecating on a man‘s head, on the left side Frederick Henry opening his cloak, granting shelter to three naked men; with engraved Dutch inscriptions, title, and verses in three columns. (n.p.: [1720])

 

Size: ca. 26 x 32 cm

Date: 1720

 

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