Arlequin furieux et Pantagion triumphant.

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Romeyn de Hooghe
Arlequin furieux et Pantagion triumphant.
[Netherlands?] : [publisher not identified], [1689]
Peel 1213
[Netherlands?] : [publisher not identified], [1689]
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Date and printmaker from BM catalog.
Engraved inscriptions and numbering 1-13, engraved French title and Dutch letterpress verses, including legend, in three columns.
Library's copy trimmed within plate mark.


A Dutch broadside satirising Louis XIV with an etching by de Hooghe. In the center, John George III, Elector of Saxony extends his arm to restrain the angry Louis XIV, clad in armour, and shown with a wooden leg; hanging from his waist is a rosary and copy of a litany for the death of Loyolism (i.e., Jesuitism) dated 1688; behind is a triumphal column decorated with a fool's cap and bells. On the right, a Dutchman strikes Cardinal Furstenberg whose Electoral robe and cap are taken away by a young man; the Pope attempts to pacify him. In the center left, the Grand Dauphin wearing armour and a high-crowned hat on which perches a Gallic cock; he holds in his right hand a spear on which four frogs (representing the Dutch) are impaled and from which flies a pennant lettered, "Veni Vidi Vici"; under his left arm are scrolls with the names of towns he has captured, Mainz, Frankfurt, Phillipsburg, Trier, etc.; he sits on a barrel and is surrounded by cannon, mortars and shells, resting on a battery drawn by two frogs. To the left, Father Petre, fleeing on an ass, holds the infant Prince of Wales while Mary of Modena is mounted behind and holds him around the waist; the ass is adorned with Catholic symbols; monks and Jesuits run away with them. In the left background, a ruined building is demolished; a Catholic procession passes under an arch surmounted by the heads of two Jesuits; on a hill behind is a gallows and execution wheel above which the sun is in eclipse. In the right background, William III arrives in England; James II, dressed in armour, looks on surrounded by his supporters, and holding copies of the Corporation and Test Acts; English and Scottish lords greet William.

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