[Antique prints, engravings and pamphlet] Print and Announcement of the execution of J.B.F. van Gogh, on Saturday 4 April 1778.

Anonymous engravings of the beheading of J.B.F. Van Gogh in front of the Royal Palace where is a stage for the execution. Two plates mounted on a cardboard, the one above in a first state, before lettering. The engraving below provides the title and the address of the publisher: ‘EXECUTIE AAN J.B.F. Van Gogh, OP ZATURDAG den 4.den April, Anno 1778. Te Amsterdam by DIRK SCHUURMAN, Boekverkooper.’

Sheet with a poem on the beheading of Johannes Bartholomeus Ferdinandus van Gogh in Amsterdam on April 4, 1778. Van Gogh was sentenced to death for the murder of his lover, the prostitute Anna Smitshuizen. Text in four columns forms an acrostic of the names of the convict and his lover. Signed on the bottom right: ‘W.T.H.’ With the address of the publisher on the bottom: ‘Te Amsterdam, by DIRK SCHUURMAN, Boekverkoper in de Jonge Roeloffteeg.’

[NL] Anonieme gravure van voorgevel Paleis op de Dam met schavot en een menigte toeschouwers. Uitgave Dirk Schuurman te Amsterdam. Van Gogh had zijn geliefde, de prostitue Anna Smitshuizen, vermoord.

W.T.H. Overdenkende beschouwing van de gedaane executie aan J.B.F. van Gogh, op Zaturdag den 4 April Anno 1778, bij gelegenheid van ’t zien eener fraaije schets van deszelfs executie. Amsterdam, Dirk Schuurman, [1778].  1 blad plano, ondertekend W.T.H. Lettervers in vier kolommen, waarin zijn naam en die van de door hem vermoorde Anna Smitshuizen.

Two engraving on laid paper, moutend on a large hardboard; Plate mark: 245 x 285 mm, total ca. 295 x 300 mm; first and second states; some foxing on the outer margins, otherwise in good condition. Muller, hist. 4322.

Sheet mounted on cardboard, total: 485 x 325 mm; some lightly smudged spots, otherwise in good condition.

Incl. BTW  484,00

Excl. BTW  400,00

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