Saenredam, Jan (1565-1607)

[Original engraving/gravure] ‘Elenchus rerum, deo auspice, a confoederatis Belgis praeclare gestarum’; allegorie op overwinning van de Nederlanden op Spanje, slag bij Nieuwpoort; Allegory of the triumph of the Netherlands over Spain, Battle of Nieuwpoort, 1600.

Allegory on the Dutch victory over Spain at the Battle of Nieuwpoort, 1600. A triumphal carriage is drawn by chained Spanish prisoners, among them Francisco de Mendoza. Driving the carriage is the female personification of victory who carries a lance with the coats of arms of the conquered cities. Behind her are seated Prudentia and the Dutch Lion carrying a sword and a lance with a freedom hat, and from the back of the carriage sprouts an orange tree with the coat of arms of Prince Maurice (Maurits) of Orange. The procession is accompanied by Concordia, Vigilantia, Fama blowing the two trumpets, and a group of musicians playing various musical instruments. The carriage is followed by a crowd, including members of the States General. Title above: ‘Elenchus rerum, deo auspice, a confoederatis Belgis praeclare gestarum’. Signed in lower left: ‘I. Saenredam fecit.’; at the lower center in a cartouche a dedication to prince Maurice by the publisher Herman Allertsz Koster: ‘DEO VINDICI MAURITIO […] Dicat Hermannus Alardi / ANNO 1600’; below a 6-column Latin verse on the victory: ‘Scintillantem auro currum […] internerata refrenatusq[ue] CUPIDO.’

Engraving on paper, without margins; total: 414 x 549 mm; pasted onto paper; centerfold, small tears at the edges, small smudges, good condition. Hollstein 120 state II/5; Muller 1152a; Bartsch 9.

Incl. VAT  1815,00

Excl. VAT  1.500,00