BG-12115

Antique Print with an Allegory of the Peace of Nijmegen by De Hooghe (1676)

  • Condition: Good, age-related toning. Few small defects and some creasing. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1676
  • Overall size: 55 x 47 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Tafereel van de Vrede'. Allegory on the conclusion of the Peace of Nijmegen; figure of Peace on a pedestal, surrounded by portrait busts of eight princes; Neptune riding the liberated seas at left and swords being beaten to plough-shares at right.

Artists and Engravers: Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque engraver and caricaturist. De Hooghe was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period.