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HEN COMMITTE VAN KOOPHANDEL EN ZEEVAART. (The committe' of commerce and navigation.)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1851,0901.1316

  • Title (object)

    • HEN COMMITTE VAN KOOPHANDEL EN ZEEVAART. (The committe' of commerce and navigation.)
  • Description

    Three men are on the sea-shore, close to a small boat (right) with a tattered sail. One, wearing a cocked hat and military gaiters, has a basket slung round his neck containing bundles of matches for sale. He stands looking to the left, the others are behind: one (left) holds a damaged anchor on an anvil, trying to straighten it with a hammer. The other (right) sits on a three-legged stool repairing a ragged sail. The explanation ends ironically, 'Bientot les Bataves regneront sur les mers, et feront la loi à la glorieuse Albion!' Text, 'Ezekiel', xxvii. 36. 1796
    Etching printed in red

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1796
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 256 millimetres
    • Width: 210 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed with title and number plate "6." in the top left corner.
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
    The French had replaced the old Five Admiralties (cf. BMSat 6292) with a Committee of Marine. There was great difficulty in manning ships on account of the stagnation of trade. 'Dropmore Papers', iii. 42, 53.

    For comment on "Hollandia Regenerata", the series to which this print belongs, see BM Satires 8846 (1851,0901.1311).

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8851 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1851,0901.1316

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1796  Etching printed in red

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1796 Etching printed in red

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