Het committè van Koophandel en Zeevaart

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Het committè van Koophandel en Zeevaart
image: 25.3 x 20.9 cm; plate: 27.5 x 22 cm; sheet: 29.3 x 23.5 cm
Peel 2906
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Printed in dark red ink.
Printed in upper left corner of image: 6.
Plate number 6 in the series Hollandia regenerata.


Three men are on the sea-shore, close to a small boat (right) with a tattered sail. One, wearing a cocked hat and military gaiters, has a basket slung round his neck containing bundles of matches for sale. He stands looking to the left, the others are behind: one (left) holds a damaged anchor on an anvil, trying to straighten it with a hammer. The other (right) sits on a three-legged stool repairing a ragged sail. The explanation ends ironically, 'Bientot les Bataves regneront sur les mers, et feront la loi à la glorieuse Albion!'