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Print, satirical print, title-page (BM 1854,0513.522.15)

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Print, satirical print, title-page (BM 1854,0513.522.15)

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Title page to a tract entitled "Saamenspraak tusschen het Valies, de Myter en het Bonnet", no. 15 in the series entitled "Esopus in Europa"; in the centre, an etching showing a drum decorated with fleur-de-lis on which rests a mitre and drum-sticks, on the right, an open money-bag containing "Caresses/Promesses" again labelled with fleur-de-lis; behind a Jesuit's biretta rests on two large religious volumes, lettered "Legen[d]" and "Missa[l]"; around the drum are musical instruments, weapons of war and a crozier. On the right is a bas-relief with the French tiger attacking a donkey, and a fox crouching in the foreground; a smaller relief below shows cavalry. In the background, can be seen part of a large gothic church. 1701
Etching with letterpress printed in black ink

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