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- Object: Wien tot qua Raadt sijn ooren leendt, Sich eyndelyk van 't Recht ontvreemt.
A broadside satirising Louis XIV and his allies with an etching which is a re-working of a plate of 1674. In the centre, Louis (1) is seated in an enclosed throne or pulpit, holding in his left hand a bag (10), presumably containing money, and cradling in his right arm two dolls (11), the Pope and the Emperor; his feet are on a brazier, and snakes writhe on either side; to the right, the Grand Dauphin (2), as a child with horns riding a hobby-horse, genuflects to his father saying "Courage Pauvre Papa". To the left, Wilhelm von Furstenberg (3) is dragged by two men from the back of the French bear (16). In the background, to right, James II (4) accompanied by Father Petre and a group of soldiers flee towards a ship (21) waiting off the shore. To left, a tonsured Jesuit (5) is held by a man (13) described as an English soldier (but wearing the hat of a Dutch sailor) while his head is shaved by an English barber (19) and another man (22) with a Spanish hat and ruff applies a clyster. On the right, is a Jesuit conjuror (6) wearing a hat with bells and holding out a rosary, with a drum, trumpet and a bag labelled "Hokus Pokus" slung around his body and further bells hang around him; he appears to be defecating, and the words "La Chase" (for Père La Chaise) are written on his coat. In the background, to left of centre, a group of men look through telescopes (?). Lower left, a group of men kneel around a globe balancing on an anchor on which is written "Hannibal ante portas Romae" and a small naked female figure (Fortune ?) balances; the man on the right of the globe (8) bears the cross of St John on his shoulder and kneels as if in prayer, a fool's cap falls from his head and beside him is an empty money chest (17) into which rats jump; the man on the left, a Dane (9), appears penitent and has a hunchback on which sits an owl. Behind the globe, a Turk (14) grasps a man identified as Count Imre Tököly (15). At lower right, objects representing church and state (18) are described as dependent on the army. In the background, to right, William III mounted on the Dutch Lion (20) pursues James II, and to left an Irishman with a windmill on his hat (22) stands on a hillock. On the far left, is a board painted with a man hanging from a gallows (23). On the far right, behind the Jesuit conjuror, a man described as the imprisoned priest (24) appears to cry out. Engraved inscriptions, numbering 1-24, and letterpress title and verses, including legend, in three columns. (n.p.: )
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Height: 161 millimetres (etching)
Height: 333 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 245 millimetres (etching)
Width: 282 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- For the original, unaltered plate see 1871,1209.4836 (1674); much of the imagery of the present print has been left over from the earlier version and does not necessarily apply to the new situation.
For another impression, see BM 1871-12-9-4864.
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Associated Event: War of the Grand Alliance 1689-1697
Associated Event: Glorious Revolution 1689
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