Jan van Vianen (1660-1726)

[Antique print, etching and engraving, The Hague, Hofvijver] Fireworks for the victory against France and Spain, published 1702.

Fireworks set off by order of the States of Holland and West-Friesland in the Hofvijver, in celebration of the victories achieved by the Allies over the French and Spaniards in the year 1702.

Stage in the form of a Dutch Garden in which are displayed all kinds of allegorical figures, at the top of the seated Freedom, weapons, miniature ships, banners, etc. In the background the Vijverberg with a crowd of people. In the caption the legend 1-11.

Titled below: ‘Afbeelding van het Vuurwerk Theater en Ornamenten opgeregt door Ordre van haar Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Hollandt en WestVrieslandt, in de Vijver binnen s’Gravenhage Afgestoken den 13. december 1702. over de Glorieuse Victorie tegen de Fransche en Spaensche Monarchie te water en te Land in de selve Jare Bevogten.’

Cut within plate, signature of the artist is lost: [J.van Vianen. Delin: et Sculp].

Etching and engraving, cut within plate; total: 503 x 581 mm; some restaurations on the verso, margins reinforced with paper, however margins are still very weak; some dirt and a vertical folding crease at center; in reasonable condition. Muller 3300.

Incl. BTW  242,00

Excl. BTW  200,00

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