Visscher, Claes Jansz II (1587-1652)

[Original etching/ets] Portretten van samenzweerders tegen prins Maurits; Portraits of conspirators against Maurice Prince of Orange, 1623.

Fragment of a plate, entitled ‘Iustitie tot Leyden’, which was also used in an ensemble to form a broadside on the execution of arminian conspirators against Prince Maurice. Four portraits of Jan Pieterszoon, Gerrit Kornelisz. en Samuel de Plecker executed at the Gravensteen in Leiden on 21 June 1623 and Klaas Michielsz. Bontebal executed on 3 July 1623 in Rotterdam. Four captions identifying the portraits: ‘IAN PIETERSZOON Lyndrayer tot Leyden’; ‘SAMUEL DE PLECKER Saywercker tot Leyden’; ‘GERRIT KORNELISZ. Kleermaker tot Leyden’; ‘KLAES MICHIELSZ BONTEBAL Gewesen Secretarius tot Sevenhuysen, Gerecht tot Rotterdam’. On the left and right a verse: ‘Wat wint den boosen mens […] en die ons haters soo bespot.’

Etching and letterpress on paper; total: 141 x 347 mm; mounted onto cardboard; corners of both portraits on the right torn and restored. Muller 1483, Hollstein 49.

Incl. BTW  54,45

Excl. BTW  45,00


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