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Auction 128, Lot 528

"[Lot of 2] SKH gehet zu Schiff in Engelland uber Zufahrer [and] Einzug Wilhelmi Henrici Prinzen von Orange…", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: England

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Theatri Europaei

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11.8 inches
36.8 x 30 cm
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This pair of engravings illustrate the celebrations on the departure from Holland and the arrival in London of William, Prince of Orange during the Glorious Revolution. The first engraving illustrates the departure with a large fleet assembled in the Maas. In the foreground a crowd of people are gathered on the jetty at Hellevoetsluis, where Prince William is about to embark on the small boat that will take him to his flagship. The depiction of the crowd contains closely detailed observations, such as a coach driver with a whip, people struggling through the crowd with their luggage, and couples saying their farewells. The second engraving illustrates the arrival amid fanfare and celebration.


Condition: A+

A sharp impression.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/20/2009