Kaiser, Johann Wilhelm (I) (1813-1900); after Pieneman, Nicolaas (1809-1860)
[Original etching/ets] Aanslag op prins Willem I; assassination attempt on Prince William 1, 1582.
Prince William I of Orange in a chair, just after the attempted assassination, leaving him wounded on the right side of his head. He is cared for by his wife Charlotte of Bourbon and his sister Mary. Left on the floor, the Spanish assassin Juan de Jáuregui, pierced immediately by someone in prince William I’s retinue. Maurice in the center order’s to search the body. Published by the Vereeniging ter Bevordering van Beeldende Kunsten, probably c.1853.
Etching on thick paper with wide margins; plate mark: 401 x 484 mm, total: 442 x 547 mm. Some minor foxing and light smudges in the margin, else in fine condition. Muller 854.
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