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- Object: Louys loopt Karel achter na ...
Satire: Louis XIV, holding out coins, runs after Charles II who holding the sceptre of peace and rides a prancing horse; behind the horse stands Mercury, god of commerce, and a Dutch seaman engaged in trade with a merchant; two further allegorical figures, apparently represent peace, one a female figure on a pedestal crowned with laurel with nimbus and, in her hand, a hoop (?), the other with a larger nimbus holds a book; beside them, to left, stands an elegantly dressed man; behind Louis a battle rages and buildings are in ruins. c.1677
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Height: 201 millimetres
Height: 260 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stephens interprets the propaganda of this print to mean that Louis's offer of money would lead to war, while alliance with Holland would produce Peace, Plenty and Commerce. This would link it to the situation in 1677: on 19 August the French ambassador Barillon arrived in England to conduct negotiations for peace.
The plate was later altered in 1688 and re-used for a Dutch broadside titled 'De geveynsde Betuyging van Jacobus Stuwaart...' (see eg 1871,1208.4855 for one of 3 impressions in the BM)
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- Associated Event: Third Anglo-Dutch War 1672-1674
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