Pair of Engravings Depicting William III's Journey from Holland to London at the Start of the Glorious Revolution
"[Lot of 2] S.K.H Gehet zu Schiff in Engelland uber Zufahrer [and] Einzug Wilhelmi Henrici Prinzen von Orange…", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Prints Ships
Period: 1730 (circa)
Publication: Theatri Europaei...
Color: Hand Color
14.6 x 12 inches
37.1 x 30.5 cm
This pair of engravings illustrate the celebrations on the departure from Holland and the arrival in London of William III, Prince of Orange, during the Glorious Revolution in 1688. S.K.H Gehet zu Schiff in Engelland... illustrates the departure with a large fleet assembled in the Meuse. 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. Einzug Wilhelmi Henrici Prinzen von Orange… illustrates the arrival amid fanfare and celebration.
On watermarked paper.