- Museum number
- Object: Etrenes Emblematiques A Leurs A.R. Le Prince Et La Princesse De Danemarc...
A broadside with a congratulatory address to the Prince and Princess of Denmark and their son William, Duke of Gloucester during some festive season between 1695 and 1700; with an engraving showing in the foreground William standing on a small hill, on the left soldiers and cannons firing a salute, on the R Queen Anne and Gerorge, Prince of Denmark, above them a representation of Fama, blowing a trumpet and holding an oval portrait of William III, in the left background a castle with deer, at the bottom centre a royal coat-of-arms; with engraved Latin inscription, French title and French and Latin verses by François Colsoni in two columns, and with French letterpress title and French and Latin verses by Colsoni in two columns. ([London, Colsoni ?: ca.1699])
- Production date
Height: 348 millimetres (engraving)
Height: 391 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 251 millimetres (engraving)
Width: 472 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- The castle in the background may be Windsor Castle (where William's 11th birthday was celebrated shortly before his death).
The sheet may have been published by Colsoni. The print refers to his "Guide de Londres", which was published in 1693.
The engraver could be Simon Grivelin II (1661-1733), who was in London from 1680, and who did produce another engraving of William with a figure of Fama.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1837 (before)
- Acquisition notes
- no evidence for the provenance visible on the verso
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number