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Crieur Francois

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.2348.+

  • Title (object)

    • Crieur Francois
  • Description

    Louis XIV as a town crier stands ringing a bell; he is finely dressed in a cloak with fleur-de-lis and a high-crowned hat with three feathers; he wears spectacles and leans on a crutch, his left knee resting on a wooden leg; beside him are two dogs wearing spiked collars, and beyond a representation of the naval battle of La Hogue; he holds in his left hand a list of ships lost in the battle. Engraved verses below, in Dutch and French, referring to the victory of the British and Dutch fleet under Admirals Russell and Almonde, and title within the image.
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1692
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 277 millimetres (trimmed?)
    • Width: 189 millimetres (trimmed?)
    • Height: 246 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 87 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within the image with the title and below the image with eight lines in Dutch and French 'Par ce lugubre son I'assemble tout le Monde ... Louis voit tout d'un coup esbranler sa couronne'.
  • Curator's comments

    The print is closely related to BM Satires 1269

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 1272 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British Stephens series)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Battle of La Hogue
      1692 (19 May)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.2348.+

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