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Object: Misluckte Papen Krygh en De Fransche Verhuys-Tydt
Object: Misluckte Papen-Krygh, Uytgespeelt op de Roomsche Heylige Dagen, van Kers-nacht tot Mey-dagh, De Fransche Verhuyts-Tydt.
A broadside satirising the French forces and Catholicism, likening the various stages in the development of the Dutch-French war and the French retreat to various Catholic holy days; with an etching by de Hooghe showing four scenes, on the top left, Christmas with a crib, the devil held by two kneeling men, the French war minster Marquess de Louvois and Cardinal Wilhelm von Fürstenberg, and on the R three men arriving, Louis XIV, King of France, accompanied by the Bishops of Münster and Cologne; the top right image referring to Carnival, showing an overloaded French boat trying to cross a river, the bottom left showing Ash-Wednesday, with William of Orange outside a church making ash marks on the foreheads of kneeling persons, behind him lilys being burnt at an altar with the coats-of-arms of the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and the Netherlands, the left foreground a reference to Palm-Sunday and the Peace of Westminster, showing representatives of England and Spain talking to a Dutch man, all holding palm-leaves, in the right background a reference to Maundy Thursday ("White Thursday"), showing the murder of Jan and Cornelis de Witt; the bottom right image refers to Mayday-Eve, showing the retreat of the French forces; with engraved title, inscriptions, numbering 1-30, and with letterpress title and text, including legend, in three columns. (n.p.: 1674)
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Height: 341 millimetres (etching)
Height: 615 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 457 millimetres (etching)
Width: 457 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- Mayday-Eve ("Mey-Avont") refers to the the evening before 1 May, on which traditionally the contracts for houses, lands, and servants ended.
Wolfgang Gilleßen (ed), Krieg der Bilder, exh.cat. Berlin, 1997, B.XI.2 (pp.174-175).
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- Associated Event: Franco-Dutch War 1672-1678
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