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Object: Lauw Maands Herdenking, wegens de nieuwbakk Goude Eeuw, vertoverd in Paarde Vygen.
Object: Nieuw-Jaars Geschenk
Series: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid
Satire on the financial crisis in 1720 with two plates one framing the other. In the centre an etching showing a nymph (Pecunia) and a satyr embracing underneath a palm tree, on the left clouds and wind, on the right coins dropping from the sky, in the foreground, a dish of horse droppings wrapped in gold foil (according to the verse description), a mariner's compass lettered "West" and "Zuid" and papers referring ominously to the financial situation in the coming year. The frame consists of strapwork peopled by callot figures: at the top a civet-cat peers over a cartouche lettered with the title, on either side is draped the cloak of a fool covered with hawks' bells; on the left, at the top, hangs a pair of skates, below this a young dwarf leans out of a window raising his hand to throw a stone, and below him is a large fan of feathers; on the right, at the top, hangs a pair of fur mittens, below this a dwarf looks out of a window blowing his fingers to warm them, and below him hangs a horse-collar (?) decorated with two eagles' heads; at the bottom, a dwarf wearing a fur cap sits in a sledge propelling himself with a stick, beside him, to left, lies a large bundle of twigs and an axe, and, to right, a spade and pick-axe. Engraved Dutch titles, inscriptions, and verses in two columns alluding to the Scotch trader (i.e., John Law).1720
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Height: 297 millimetres (border etching)
Height: 123 millimetres (centre etching)
Width: 187 millimetres
Width: 85 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Muller suggests that the centre plate is by Bernard Picart.
The plate with the Callot figures is a version of the 'Ianuarius' plate from "Il Callotto resuscitato, oder Neu eingerichtes Zerchen Cabinet", Augsburg, Engelbrecht, c.1710/1715 (1938,0617.12). This plate is published by Wilhelm Koningh in Amsterdam
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 related print, see BM 1868-0808-9693.
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
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