- Museum number
Object: Waare afbeelding van den vermaarden Heer Quinquenpoix.
Object: Of Stront Of Koning
A broadside satirising John Law and his investments schemes; with an etching with some engraving showing in the centre an oval portrait of Law facing to the right, holding a purse; underneath his image a cauldron with money and shares thrown in by various people, allegorical and mythological figures; with engraved Dutch title and inscriptions, and, printed from a separate plate, with engraved Dutch title, verses in two columns. (n.p.: )
- Production date
Height: 155 millimetres (image)
Height: 190 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 104 millimetres (image)
Width: 304 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- John Law is here referred to as 'M. Quinquenpoix', alluding to the location of the headquarter of 'Compagnie des Indes' in rue Quinquempoix, Paris
For another impression of his print, see "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid", vol. I, BM 1868-8-8-9664, location 298.c.4. For another version with a later state of the same plate, and with French verses, see "Het Groote Tafereel...", vol. I, BM 1868-8-8-9665, and BM 1868-8-8-3487.
BM Satires reads the date on the crown as 1721, but Muller is probably right by saying it reads 1720.
The Registration Number should have a sub-number, which is neither stated on the print nor in the Inventory.
This print has been removed from the bound volume kept at 298.c.3, for which see 1858,0213.86.50-73.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: South Sea Bubble 1720
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This is one of a number of prints in this series that has lost its sub-number, and has been temporarily allocated a letter to distinguish it. It may later become possible to allocate a number rather than a letter.
- Prints and Drawings
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