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Object: Vacarme au Trianon
Object: Alarm in 't Spinhuys
Broadside satirising Louis XIV and his court after the military setbacks of 1706, with an etching by Bouttats. In the foreground, the king (1) is collapsed on the ground surrounded by his mistresses, Louise de la Vallière (2) in nun's habit, Madame de Montespan (3) and Madame de Maintenon (4), who attempt to console him. In the background, Philip of Anjou (5) tears his hair, the Comte de Toulouse (6) stands beside him and Marshal Tessé (7) dressed as a blind beggar with a crutch, holds out a letter. Behind the group is a well-dressed woman (8) described as the keeper of the house of correction (i.e., the "Trianon"). At lower right Père La Chaise grasps the king's sceptre with his right hand, and with his left picks up coins from the floor; two rats climb over broken masonry beside the king's knees. Engraved title, inscriptions, numbering 1-9, French and Dutch letterpress titles, and text in the form of a conversation between the protagonists in two columns, with legend at lower right. (n.p.:1706)
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Height: 269 millimetres (etching)
Height: 269 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 182 millimetres (etching)
Width: 360 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- This broadside was part of one of three publications (Muller 3037, 3038 a and 3038b), consisting of 19 images (Muller 3039-3071).
For a different version of this broadside, see 1871-12-9-4977 (BM Satires 1448).
For a reworking of 1720/21, see BM 1858-2-13-86 (43).
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
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