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Auction 91, Lot 11

"Afbeelding der Vreugdebedryven en Plegtigheden…",

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1768-72 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 18.7 inches
30.5 x 47.5 cm

Although listed here as a frontispiece, it appears to be a dedication to Willem made on the occasion of his visit to Amsterdam. Finely engraved sheet by Reinr. Vinkeles dated 1772. The dedication is written on a large stone monument topped by portraits of both Willem, Prince of Orange and Nassau, and his wife, Princess of Prussia, who was known as Wilhelmina. Three naked children cavort on top of the monument, which is surrounded by beautiful women and the figure of Mercury. In the foreground are two river gods. Light foxing in margins


Condition: A

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/14/2000