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De Vrede maakt my gaande [Set title: The General Gladness about the Siege of Namur by William III King of England and Prince of Orange, 2 September 1695]
A woman lighting a rocket in a courtyard; on the right background a festive crowd bearing fire. On the left background, behind the woman a spinning wheel on fire. The title litterally translated means: 'freedom makes me going'. Hanging from the woman's hip are a horn, keyes, a bottle and a pipe. The series designed by Dusart and engraved by Gole illustrates the end of the siege of the city of Namur begun in 1692 by the French of Louis XIV. By 1st September 1695 the French surrendered to the Grand Alliance. Titled on the bottom: 'De Vrede maakt my gaande', signed below on the left: 'C. Dusart inv: et fec: J Gole exc. cum Privilegio ord. Holland. &' Mezzotint on paper; plate mark: 242 x 179 mm; total: 256 x 193 mm; state IV/4; in great conditions, sparse pencil notes on the verso; in passepartout; Hollstein 36, Muller 2939/5a, Weigel 50, Krieg der Bilder : Druckgraphik als Medium politischer Auseinandersetzung im Europa des Absolutismus, Wolfgang Cillessen, p. 334-335
      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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