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Object: De Overzeese Wetsteen der Vredelievende Hoofdent t' Utregt aangeland.
Object: La Pierre d'Outremer, Aiguisant les Cerveaux Pacifique, arrivés à Utrecht.
Satire on the negotiations leading to the Treaty of Utrecht between France, Britain, the Netherlands and their allies (11 April 1713); a later state of 1868,0808.9738 with minor additions and new identifications: the woman turning the grindsone is now described as "Madame Reinette" (i.e., Queen Anne; 2); the man whose face is forced on to the stone, now holding a palm branch and labelled "Tory", is "Pacificator Outremarin" (3; identified by Stephens as either the Bishop of Bristol or the Earl of Strafford); the woman holding him down, now holding an olive branch, is "Mad. Francine" (4; France); Louis XIV (5) is described as "François l'Haï"; Madame de Maintenon (6) as "Courtisane de Bourbon"; the man in long robes as "Confesseur" (7; identified by Stephens as Père Lachaise); the elegant lady in front of him as "Flippine" (8; Maria Luisa of Savoy); the young man on the right as "Le Pretendu Seigneur de Deux-Cours" (9; Philip V of Spain); the man behind him as "Son Cadet" (10; Charles, duc de Berri); the man behind waving his arms, now labelled "Wigh", is described as "L'Heros de l'Alliance doutant" (11; Marlborough); the man beside him as "Le Songeur Pacifique d'Outremer" (12; identified by Stephens as Eugène of Savoy); the man beneath the archway raising his arm now holds a toy windmill and is described as "Le Pretendent batard" (13; the Old Pretender); the fish-seller is "L'Haranguiere, qui regale les Pacificatuers" (14; i.e. the Netherlands); the coins on the ground, "L'Argent de la Guerre, qui doit faire la Paix" (15); the dogs, "Animaux jadis Fidels". Beneath, titles in Dutch and French with verses and key in both languages.
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Height: 188 millimetres (etching)
Height: 377 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 260 millimetres (etching)
Width: 268 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- The imprint "A Londres, chez Turner" is fictitious.
In the first state, the print has the title "Den Hollantsen Schluyp steen". For an impression published in the context of the financial crisis of 1720/21, see "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid", 298.c.4,5 (1868-8-8-9738)
See BM Satires for a transcription of the French text.
For another impression of the same broadside, see BM1868-8-8-3455.
The Treaty of Utrecht was signed on 11 April 1713 by Spain and Great Britain, which ended their involvement in the War of the Spanish Succession.
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- Associated Event: Treaty of Utrecht 11 April 1713
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