Auction 127, Lot 506

"Lyk-Statie van den Heere Michiel de Ruyter, Hartog, Ridder, etc. Luytenant, Admiraal, Generaal van Hollandt en Westvriesland", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1691 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 10.3 inches
34.3 x 26.2 cm

This copper engraving illustrates the state funeral of Lord Michiel de Ruyter at Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. De Ruyter was a famous admiral of the Dutch navy, who spent much of his life fighting the Spanish in the 80-years war, the Barbary pirates, and finally the English and French. He died fighting the French, together with his old enemies, the Spaniards. The print depicts the huge funeral procession with a numbered key in Dutch text below the print which identifies the mourners.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/25/2009

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