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- Object: Wie boren zynen Staet, verwaent zich durf verheffen...
A Dutch broadside on the arrival in England of William of Orange, with an etching formerly attributed to de Hooghe. In the centre stands James II (1) alarmed at the sight of William and his forces; he turns towards Louis XIV who takes James's right hand while turning to point with his sword, in his left hand, towards Emperor Leopold and his generals (4) on the left-hand side of the scene. In the foreground, seated on the ground is Cardinal Furstenberg (5) recoiling in horror at the Emperor. Behind him is Father Petre (6) holding a volume of papers, a monk at his side holding a sword and flaming gallows, addresses two English peers (7) who offer their loyalty to James if he will maintain the former laws, including the Test Act; in the foreground are further documents and a chest and bags of money. On the right, Father Petre appears again, carrying the Prince of Wales who holds a doll in the form of a jester; the miller's wife (the child's alleged mother), bare-breasted, holds in one hand a bag of money while she makes a gesture of secrecy towards Petre; two monks and two Quakers look on. Behind them, William III and his generals oversee the landing of the Dutch forces. On the left, behind the Emperor, is a triumphal arch under which are Turkish heads on pikes; the arch is decorated with three medallions illustrating a mountain giving birth to a mouse, the fall Phaeton, and Jesuits surrounding a globe fallen from heaven, and a series of reliefs of battles, including Philippsburg and Kaiserslautern. Engraved verses, inscriptions and numbering 1-6, and with letterpess verses, including legend, in two columns. (n.p.:)
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Height: 378 millimetres (etching)
Height: 553 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 398 millimetres (etching)
Width: 398 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- For other broadsides with the same image, but different letterpress verses, see BM 1864-8-13-276 and BM 1868-8-8-3372.
Included in Landwehr's catalogue as no. 225, but the etching style is less dynamic than is usual in de Hooghe's work and this may be the work of another printmaker after his design.
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Associated Event: Glorious Revolution 1688
Associated Event: War of the Grand Alliance 1689-1697
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