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Object: The Scientifik three horned Doctor, Father Peters, a great Labourer, in Works of Darkness
Object: Het Stookhuys van Pater Peters, en der Jesuiten in Engeland..
A Dutch broadside satirising Father Petre and the Jesuits in England. with an etching showing the interior of a laboratory (1). In the centre is Father Petre (2) assisted by two demons (3 and 4) who hold open books of astrology, while another (5) pours a liquid through a funnel into his head; a zodaical tablet (6) leans against his desk beside an astrological sphere (7). Petre points with a wand towards the heavens (8 - 11) visible through an opening in the clouds. Shelves on the back wall hold books (12 and 13) and bottles labelled with pseudo-scientific names (14 - 21). On the right, a Jesuit works at a forge (22) and three others hammer chains at an anvil (23) while a satyr works the bellows; another (24) sharpens swords and daggers at a grindstone; a scold's bridle lies on the ground. Above the forge are portraits of Jacques Clément (25) and François Raviallac (26), asssassins of Henri III and Henri IV. On the left, three further Jesuits (28) sit at a table, assisted by another demon, apparently making an idol of the Christ child. Engraved title in English, numbering 1-28; Dutch letterpress title and verses, including legend, in four columns. (London, Somer: )
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Height: 299 millimetres (etching)
Height: 555 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 421 millimetres (etching)
Width: 421 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- For another impression, see 1868,0808.3374.
The print is signed London, Paul van Somerset, presumably intended to suggest that it is the work of Paul van Somer.
A painting after this print was sold at Sotheby's on 24th April 2007 as lot 464, as communicated by Malcolm Jones (via email, July 2017).
Ref: Wolfgang Gilleßen (ed), Krieg der Bilder, exh.cat. Berlin, 1997, F.V.1 (pp.300-301).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990 April-Sep, Belfast, Ulster Museum, Kings in Conflict: Ireland in the 1690's
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Glorious Revolution 1688
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