Qualis vir Talis Oratio.

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Romeyn de Hooghe
Qualis vir Talis Oratio.
[Netherlands] : [publisher not identified], [1688]
Peel 1212
[Netherlands] : [publisher not identified], [1688]
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Engraved Latin title and Latin and Dutch inscriptions, and with Dutch letterpress verses, including legend, in three columns.
Date and printmaker from BM catalog.


Broadside satirising the fall of James II; with an etching by de Hooghe showing an interior with James II sick in bed, wearing a Jesuit's cap and a crown, vomiting numerous reptiles which wear crowns, tiaras, cardinals' hats, and mitres, at the bedside to the right the Chancellor, Lord Mayor, and Aldermen holding their noses and turning away, on the left side of the bed a double-faced physician feeling the king's pulse and holding a urine sample against the light, on the very left Father Petre receiving a passport and being pushed away, in the left foreground a monk talking to a nurses holding the infant Prince James, in the right foreground the Queen, Mary of Modena, sitting, in the right background an archway with a view onto a coastal landscape with a sunrise and the Dutch fleet embarking from the Netherlands.

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