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Object: Monument Consacré A La Posterité En Memoire De La Folie Incroyable.
Object: Ter Eeuwiger Gedagtenisse Der Dwaasheid
A broadside satirising the investment 'bubble' in Paris in 1720; with an etching with a street scene in the Rue Quinquempoix, in the right background an office for selling shares, in the centre a large crowd of people surrounding and pushing a cart with Fortuna, the cart pulled by six allegorical figures representing various investment schemes, in the sky a figure of Fame disappearing, and a devil blowing soap bubbles onto the cart; with engraved French and Dutch titles, inscriptions, and French and Dutch verses and text in two columns. (n.p.:1720)
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Height: 276 millimetres
Width: 371 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a further impression, see BM 1868-8-8-9635 in "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid", vol I (location 298.c.4).
Frans De Bruyn (Reading "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid", Eighteenth-Century Life, XXIV (Spring 2000), pp.1-42, nn.30,31) points out that the scene is in Amsterdam, not Paris, where the "English" or "French" coffee-house frequented by speculators was known as the "Quinquempoix"; this also applies to the scenes depicted in BM Satires 1647, 1649, 1651, 1653, 1661 and 1682.
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- Associated Event: Missisippi Scheme 1720
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