BG-12116

Antique Print with an allegorical portrait of Charles of Austria by De Hooghe (1704)

  • Condition: Fair, age-related toning. Several defects and some creasing. Larger defects in upper corners. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1704
  • Overall size: 39 x 59 cm.
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Description: Allegorical portrait of the Archduke Charles of Austria (calling himself the Spanish king Charles III) as Roman general, 1704. In the foreground near Neptune, Africa and Asia carry a cornucopia, in the background America brings her treasures. 

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.