DOLENDO, Bartholomeus; DE GHEYN II, Jacob
8 engravings, text and orn. border, 63 x 102 cm, laid paper, signed in the plate with publ. address (often trimmed just outside borderline).
Composed sheet of individual prints, pasted on cardb. support. Good impressions.
Composite print consisting of eight pl. with text, published as a whole set to be composed by the customer. This means that each set that is put together differently and is unique. The central plate (40,7 x 57,2) by Bartholomeus Dolendo represents Willem III on his sick bed, while he hands over his sword to the executioner. The latter is to execute the bailiff for stealing a cow. Surrounding this scene are seven other numbered plates by Jacob II De Ghyn with text fragments taken from the "Divisie-Chronyck" (XIII,32). The whole is surrounded by a decorative orn. border. The complete ensemble of plates, title strip, text fragments and border is extremely rare. The printroom of the Rijksmuseum (RP-P-OB-76.955) owns one of the only other complete compositions, which is organised with the Justitia print off centre.
Ref. Muller I.208. - New Hollstein (De Gheyn Family, I), 123.2. - Atlas Van Stock 139.
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