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Title

Komste van Koning Willem in Holland

Object Name

Engraving

Maker

R. de Hooghe/Jan de Haegh/Arnout Leers (Primary maker)

Date Made

1691
1691

Place Made

Netherlands: The Hague
Amsterdam

Description

Williamite print from the volume 'Komst' depicting the advent of Willam III to Holland, depicting a nobly dressed woman carrying a fasces on which stands a stork holding a snake in its beak, holding a portrait of William framed by a serpent with its tail in its mouth to a seated woman in armour; the armoured woman is pointing at a picture of a triumphal arch held out by a woman carrying a lyre and trampling Medusa underfoot; a pencilled note ono the back of the print reads 'precedes title page'. A fine example of de Hooghe's propagandist work, presenting William as a classical hero amonst allegorical figures.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Date Collected

null

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.692

Copyright

National Museums NI