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Balancen den Franse oorlog

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  • Title (object)

    • Balancen den Franse oorlog
  • Description

    Allegory of France and her allies at war; portrait of Louis XIV, flanked by those of Charles XI of Sweden and the Dauphin, above 7 small panels with battle scenes, 14 medallions representing other battles, with political and allegorical figures to either side. 1676 Etching

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1676
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 480 millimetres
    • Width: 588 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, incorporated in image, captions, personal and place names, and "ensi, nisi, reposit quis gratia agat" on banner round central device.
  • Bibliography

    • Landwehr 105 bibliographic details
    • Muller 2579 (lower sheet only) bibliographic details
  • Location

    History 1676 Imp

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    Prints & Drawings

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