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- Object: De Begeerlykheyt Zoekt De Fortuin T'Achterhalen Of Voor By Te Loopen
A broadside satirising greed and John Law in the context of the share trade mania and the collapse of various investment schemes; with an etching showing an outdoor scene, in the background a group of people rushing towards the top of a cliff, one carriage and three men falling from the edge, in the R foreground an angler surrounded by three people, on the left two men fishing with a net, behind them one man with an empty money chest and a woman crying, at the top of the print a roundel with a portrait of John Law; with engraved Dutch title, inscriptions, letterings A-M, and verses in six columns. (n.p.: )
- Production date
Height: 337 millimetres (etching (cut within the platemark))
Width: 411 millimetres (etching (cut within the platemark))
- Curator's comments
- For another impression of the same broadside, see "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid", Vol I, BM 1868-8-8-9685 (location 298.c.4).
The registration number is incomplete, missing its sub number which is not listed in the Register.
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
- Registration number