Anonymous after Mathias de Sallieth (1749-1791), after Maria Margaretha la Fargue (1743-1813)

[Antique print, handcolored etching] Verblyf van HAARE KONINGKLYK HOOGHEID…, published ca. 1787-1790.

Hand colored print with Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia being held in the house at Goejanverwellesluis and guarded by smoking and drinking soldiers, in June 28, 1787 (de Aanhouding bij Goejanverwellesluis).

This print shows the princess being held captive at the height of the battle between the Patriots and Orangists. Wilhelmina of Prussia, the wife of Stadtholder Willem V, was on her way to The Hague that day to persuade the States of Holland to allow her expelled husband to return to The Hague. To prevent this, Patriots from Gouda stopped her. The arrest prompted her brother, Frederick William II of Prussia to invade the republic, which in turn led to the fall of the Patriots. Incidentally, the arrest did not take place in Goejanverwellesluis but at Bonrepas on the river Vlist, on the road from Schoonhoven to Haastrecht.

Titled below: ‘Verblyf van HAARE KONINGKLYK HOOGHEID in Zeker boerenhuijs bij de Goejan Verwellen Sluijs alwaar een Vrij-Corpist met een ontbloot Zijdgeweer de Wacht houd. den 28 Junij 1787.’

With the publisher’s address at bottom: “Georg Balthasar Probst, excud: A.V.”

Handcolored etching on paper (Handgekleurde optica prent), with margins; plate mark: 205 x 302 mm, total: 260 x 352 mm; some smudges, traces of previous mountings on verso, otherwise in good condition.

Incl. BTW  145,20

Excl. BTW  120,00

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