Picart, Bernard (1673-1733)

[Original etching/ets] ‘Les deux freres Jean et Corneïlle de Wit, masacrez, et ensuie, attachez au gibet. a la Haye le 20e. Aoust 1672’; massacre of the brothers De Witt, 1672.

The mutilation of the corpses of Cornelis en Johan de Wit, hanging from a strappado, their intestines being cut out and fingers and other body parts cut off. A copy by Bernard Picart after a plate attributed to Romeyn de Hoogh (Muller, 2401). Lower left: ‘B. Picart sculp. dir. 1728.’; title below: ‘Les deux feres […] 20e. Aoust 1672.’
Used in: J. le Clerc, Histoire des Provinces-Unies des Pays-Bas, L’Honoré & Châtelain, Amsterdam, 1723-1728, vol. III, p. 430.

Etching on paper, broad margins; platemark: 270 x 356 mm; total: 318 x 414 mm; vertical and horizontal fold through center; light smudges in the margins; small tear in lower margin; else in good condition. Muller 2408c.

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