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- Object: The Triumphs of Providence over Hell, France & Rome, In the Defeating & Discovering of the late Hellish and Barbarous Plott, for Assassinating his Royall Majesty King William the III ...
A broadside satirising the failed plot to assassinate William III and invade England in early 1696. An an etching with eleven scenes: in the centre top, a papal procession for the good success of the plot (A); top left, James II kneels to receive a blessing from the papal nuncio (B); below, the shore at Calais with James about to embark for England with an invasion fleet (C); below, the Duke of Berwick with a group of masqueraders dancing on a table at Drapers' Hall (D); in the centre, bottom, William's coach crossing Turnham Green, under the Eye of Providence and accompanied by a troop of guards, observed by a group of would-be assassins (E); lower left, the Old Bailey with Robert Charnock, Edward King, Thomas Keyes, Sir William Parkyn and Sir John Friend on trial (F); on the right, the court of King's Bench at Westminster Hall with Ambrose Rookwood, Robert Lowick and Charles Cranborn on trial (G); below, the conspirators hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn (H); above, Sir Thomas Prendergast kneels to receive a pardon from William for discovering the plot (I); James and his fleet turn back to France (J); in the centre, a larger scene, headed "LIMP" (standing for Louis, James, Mary of Modena, Prince of Wales), showing Louis XIV seated at a table vomiting the fortress of Givet, a physician, a monk and a courtier in attendance and behind him, James, Mary of Modena, Father Petre and a nurse at the cradle of the Prince of Wales cradle, above which hangs a picture of a monkey adminstering a clyster to Louis; on either side of this scene are two statues in niches, on the left a three-headed Jesuit and on the right, a four-headed figure comprised of a Jesuit, a courtier, a Turk and the Devil bound together with an entwined snake. Engraved title, inscriptions, lettering A-L, and with letterpress verses in three columns and legend. (n.p.:1696)
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Height: 238 millimetres (etching)
Height: 428 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 334 millimetres (etching)
Width: 334 millimetres (printed area)
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- Literature: M.Jones 'The Print in Early Modern England: An Historical Oversight', New Haven and London, 2010, pp.132.
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- Associated Event: Assassination Plot against William III (Turnham Green) 1696
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