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Het hoog en lager huys van Engeland 1689

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1870,0514.2963

  • Title (object)

    • Het hoog en lager huys van Engeland 1689
  • Description

    Session of House of Commons with William III on throne, session of Lords inset above; ground plans of both chambers below. 1689 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1689
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 475 millimetres
    • Width: 575 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, mottoes, captions and production details.
  • Curator's comments

    This is the first edition of a plate that was later reworked to fit the arrival of successive monarchs up to and including George II in 1727.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 153 bibliographic details
    • Landwehr 159 bibliographic details
    • Muller 2738a bibliographic details
  • Location

    History 1689 Imp

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Glorious Revolution
      1688-1689
  • Acquisition date

    1870

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1870,0514.2963


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