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- Object: Vasten avonds Vreugde krans en Tooneel stuk
A broadside satirising the share trade mania by comparing the collapse of the various investment schemes with Shrovetide and the beginning of Lent; with two plates, in the centre an etching showing Cupid and Pan, in the background a nymph and a man hiding behind a tree, the etching framed with another etching with some engraving showing a border consisting of stabwork with emblems and Callot figures, at the top corners the heads of dwarfs, at the bottom centre one dwarf standing up-side-down; with engraved Dutch title, inscriptions, and verses in one column. (n.p.: )
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Height: 297 millimetres (border etching)
Height: 122 millimetres (centre etching)
Width: 86 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Muller suggests that the centre plate is by Bernard Picart.
The verses are signed with the pseudonym 'Jan Law'.
For another impression, see "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid", Vol II, BM 1868,0808.9693 (location 298.c.4).
The plate with the Callot figures is an altered copy of the 'Februarius' plate from "Il Callotto resuscitato, oder Neu eingerichtes Zerchen Cabinet", Augsburg, Engelbrecht, c.1710/1715 (location BM 159*.b.9).
For the subject of Callot figures and the history of the above publication, see GG Bauer and Heinz Verfondern, Barocke Zwergenkarikaturen von Callot bis Chodowiecki, Salzburg 1991.
For a companion print, see BM 1858,0213.86 (BM Satires 1679).
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.
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