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Allegory on the Deceitfulness of Spain and the Liberty and Prosperity of the Dutch Republic

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Monogram in plate, lower left; in plate at top: Merckt de Wysheyt vermaert / vant Hollantsche huyshouwen / en siet des luypaerts aert / die niet is te vertrouwen. In plate C: Vitoria In plate C: de butavis...heerschapi In plate C: hollandia In plate C: vrindt des vaderland In plate C: vereenicht geemeent In plate C: prevelegie In plate C: macht In plate C: reden In plate C: Orange In plate LL: Trouwicheyt In plate LL: WB Later inscriptions or marks: Verso UR in graphite: Buyteweyk [?] Verso LR in graphite: M 1304 Verso LR in graphite pencil: DWK




PDP Watermark Type: Fragment of a pot with the letter M


David W. Kiehl, New York (not in Lugt): Hill-Stone, Inc.; Purchased, March 27, 1996

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

Historical and Allegorical Representation of the Garden of Governor Count Maurice of Orange for the Seven Provinces

about 1615

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Gelder 17, i/ii; V.d.K. 8, F. M. 1304; Holl. 15: i/ii; Haverkamp-Begemann 17 i/ii; C. S. Ackley, Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, No. 53.


Platmemark: 14.5 x 18.4 cm (5 11/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, and drypoint


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