Fokke, Simon (1712-1784)
[Original etching/ets] Wederdopersoproer; failed assault by anabaptists in Amsterdam, 1535.
View of the city hall of Amsterdam on 10 May 1535. The Anabaptist (wederdopers), having occupied the building they are standing on top of the tower. Down below, the city guardsmen are storming the city hall. In this battle, the mayor Peter Colijn, several militiamen and Anabaptists were killed. The surviving Anabaptists were executed in a particularly gruesome manner. Used in: Jan Wagenaar, Vaderlandsche historie, vol. 5, Amsterdam, I. Tirion, 1751-1781.
Etching on laid paper, without margins; total: 163 x 193 mm.; on verso traces of previous mounting, two vertical folds, two very small holes in upper right, light smudges. Muller 389.
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