Pieter Philippe (1625-1664), after Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne (1589-1662)

[Original print, handcolored etching, The Hague, Scheveningen] The departure of Charles II from Scheveningen to England (Het vertrek van Karel II uit Scheveningen), published 1660.

The departure of the English king Charles II (Karel II) from Scheveningen to England, 2 June 1660. Published as one of a set o six different prints “Verhael in forme van journael, van de reys ende ’t vertoeven van (…) Carel de II koning van Groot Britannien, &c. welcke hy in Hollandt gedaen heeft […].”

On the left the carriages with the king and his retinue, on the right horsemen, cannons and spectators on the dunes. At sea the ships are waiting to take the king to England. In the air putti and Fame with the coat of arms of the English king and a banderole with Latin motto: “QVO FAS ET FATA NOS VOCANT.” (Where divine Law and Fate challenge us!)

The original drawing by Van de Venne at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (inv. RP-T-00-365).

Handcolored etching with small margins; total:  318 x 399 mm; two sheets joined together on verso; dirt and smudges, somewhat browning paper; two tears at bottom repaired from the verso; traces of previous mounting on the top margin. Muller 2156/6a

Incl. BTW  484,00

Excl. BTW  400,00

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