- Museum number
Object: Abbildung des auf der Strase Quinquempoix in Paris
Series: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid
German satire on the financial crisis of 1720 after BM Satire 1655, but without the inscriptions in the main image and with the addition below of a portrait of John Law in an oval frame on a plinth, to its left, a dishevelled man (wings on his wrist suggesting that he may be intended to represent Mercury, god of commerce) is chained to the plinth, to its right a man stabs himself while a distraught woman glares at the portrait of Law; above the portrait a Janus headed woman, her smiling face, on the left, holding a cornucopia with jewels, coins and a mask, her despairing face emptying a cornucopia filled with papers lettered with figures. Engraved text in German in two columns.1720
- Production date
Height: 323 millimetres
Width: 379 millimetres
- Curator's comments
For a version with a Dutch verse see the same volume print BM 1868-0808-9631.
One of a collection of prints bound together in two volumes c.1721 known as 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid'; for more information, see 1868,0808.9602.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Financial Bubble 1720
- Acquisition date
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