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Title-page with title in an oval laurel at centre; Hercules wearing a lion skin and with a shovel (Work) and Minerva dressed in armour with a cock (Vigilance) stand on a fortified wall either side of the title cartouche; below a crowned female figure representing Breda is gripped by the throat by Hunger; above putti encrown the coat of arms of Spain with victory palms (one entwined with roses); title-page to the 1627 Spanish edition of Hermannus Hugo's "Obsidio Bredana", "Sitio de Breda" (Antwerp: 1627). c.1626
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Height: 290 millimetres
Width: 185 millimetres
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- The drawing for this print is now in the BM (1994,0514.45; J. Rowlands, 'Rubens: Drawings and Sketches', British Museum ex. cat. 1977, no.218).
Galle's authorship of the plate is documented in the letters of Moretus and Hugo, but no payment to him is recorded in the accounts. The copper-plate remains in the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp.
This plate is for the 1627 Spanish edition of the book (the 1626 edition is lettered 'Obsidio Bredana'; for an impression see 1872,0511.1050; for an impression of the title-page of the 1629 edition see 1857,0314.10). For the map of Breda published in both editions see also 1848,0205.361.
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- Associated Event: Siege of Breda 1625
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Associated Title: Sitio de Breda (Antwerp, 1626)
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