De Kuyp aen Duygen [Door 't vervoeren van den Prins Willem van Furstenberg...]
[Romeyn de Hooghe.]
Etching. 245 x 330mm. 9¾ x 13". Cut and laid on album sheet. Image to a Dutch broadside on the abduction of Prince Wilhelm Egon von Fürstenberg in Cologne on 16 February 1674, showing the attack on his coach by night; at the top of the print a banner with an allegorical depiction of Louis XIV's ambitions for political domination shown as a barrel being constructed around a globe. William Egon von Fürstenberg (1629-1704), the German clergyman who was bishop of Strasbourg. He served as political adviser and intriguer on behalf of Louis XIV and his ally Maximilian Heinrich von Bayern, Archbishop-elector of Cologne. Furstenberg began his career as Colonel in the French army during the Thirty Years' War, subsequently serving Maximilian Heinrich. In 1664 he was made Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, however ten years later in February of 1674 he was abducted while at the peace congress in Cologne and imprisoned by the Emperor in Austria for five years.
BM Satires: 1046.
[Ref: 27964] £260.00
Ye Procession of Fetching ye Kingly ornament out of ye Touer
[engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe after Hekhuisen]
[published by Wed. v. Steven Swart, 1689]
Etching, sheet 115 x 575mm (4½ x 22½"). Trimmed down from larger sheet, tears and small areas of image missing. Stuck onto backing sheet, folded centre right. Procession bringing the crown jewels from the Tower of London (seen in the background, to left) for the coronation of William III and Mary II, passing through several ornamental arches. Parallel text in Dutch This etching originally formed the part of a sheet of nine scenes from the coronation of William and Mary at Westminster Abbey.
Landwehr: 156 (part). For full sheet see BM: 1885,1114.252.1.
[Ref: 23390] £230.00
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Historie Der Kerken En Ketteren Door Godfried Arnold.
[Romeyn de Hooghe.]
Rare etching. Sheet 265 x 160mm. 10½ x 6¼". Trimmed to plate. The titlepage of 'Historie der kerken en ketteren van den beginne des Nieuwen Testaments tot aan het jaar onses Heeren 1688 ... In het Neederduyts vertaald' ['A History of Churches and heretics from the beginning of the New Testament to the Year of Our Lord 1688'] by Gottfried Arnold. The title is surrounded by biblical and classical figures and motifs.
Gottfried Arnold (1666 Ė 1714) was a German Lutheran theologian and historian. He produced a number of noteworthy works on practical theology, and his hymns made a substantial contribution to the treasury of hymns within the Lutheran church, and a poem used by Johann Sebastian Bach ("Vergiss mein nicht" BWV 505).
By Romeyn de Hooghe (1645 - 1708).
British Library: 000119373. Not in Landwehr.
[Ref: 13527] £180.00
Het Hoog-en Lager-Huys van Engelandt/Hinc Gloria Regni Hinc Felicitas Publica.
R. De. Hooge Fecit. [Romeyn de Hooghe.]
Edit a J. Covens et C. Mortier c.1730.
Etching. 433 x 582mm. 17 x 23inches. A fairly good impression with margins, foldmarks visible on verso where once folded. Session of House of Commons, session of Lords inset. This plate was issued three times, first in 1689 showing William III, second in 1702 showing Queen Anne and third in 1728, as here, showing George II. In this state it was published in De Larrey, Geschiedenis van Engelandt, Amsterdam 1728-30.
FM 2738b (a later variant) showing George II but otherwise with the characteristics of (b); Landwehr p. 159, third state.
[Ref: 13726] £600.00
Arbres, Animaux, etc. des Indes. Idoles, Mathematiciens, Philosophes, etc. des Indes. 8.
[Romain de Hooghe.]
a Leide, Chez Pierre vander Aa. [n.d. but 1710.]
Rare etching with large margins. Plate 204 x 334mm. 8 x 13¼". Slightly cut inside platemark on bottom left. A pair of composite images on on sheet, illustrating curiosities from the East and West Indies, much derived from hearsay and Dutch imagination. Published in the only edition of van de Aa's 'Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux', the images include three men riding on the back of a tortoise, nuts from the Maldives, a peak of the Canary Islands, Brahmins, observatories, mathematical instruments, etc. With keys in French and Dutch. All the views in the book were etched by Romain de Hoogue for 'Curieuse Aenmerckingen Der bysonderste Oost en West-Indische', published in Utrecht by Ribbius in 1682. This state has Pieter van den Aa's name lower left and plate no 8 lower right..
[Ref: 27694] £160.00
La Feste des Trois Rois aux Invalides.
[After Romain de Hoogue.]
Engraving, 375 x 390mm Top right corner lacking, a brown spot in picture area.. Broadsheet caricature satirising the exile of James II in France after the Revolution.
See Landwehr, p.219 for original; BM 1212.
[Ref: 1615] £380.00
Misluckte Papen Krygh en De Fransche Verhuys-Tydt. Misluckte Papen-Krygh, Uytgespeelt op de Roomsche Heylige Dagen, van Kers-nacht tot Mey-dagh, De Fransche Verhuyts-Tydt.
[Romain de Hooghe.]
Etching with letterpress. 616 x 458mm. 24¼ x 18". Fold horizontally through centre, damaged. A broadside satirising the French forces and Catholicism, likening the various stages in the development of the Dutch-French war and the French retreat to various Catholic holy days; with an etching by de Hooghe showing four scenes, on the top left, Christmas with a crib, the devil held by two kneeling men, the French war minster Marquess de Louvois and Cardinal Wilhelm von Fürstenberg, and on the right three men arriving, Louis XIV, King of France, accompanied by the Bishops of Münster and Cologne; the top right image referring to Carnival, showing an overloaded French boat trying to cross a river, the bottom left showing Ash-Wednesday, with William of Orange outside a church making ash marks on the foreheads of kneeling persons, behind him lilys being burnt at an altar with the coats-of-arms of the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and the Netherlands, the left foreground a reference to Palm-Sunday and the Peace of Westminster, showing representatives of England and Spain talking to a Dutch man, all holding palm-leaves, in the right background a reference to Maundy Thursday ("White Thursday"), showing the murder of Jan and Cornelis de Witt; the bottom right image refers to Mayday-Eve, showing the retreat of the French forces.
[Ref: 15685] £360.00
Pertinente Af-beeldinge en Naukeurige Beschrijvinge van de Drie Victorieuse Zee-Slagen vanít Jaar 1673. Voorgevallen tusschen de Nederlandtsche, Engelsche, en Fransche Vlooten. VVaer in onse Helden-daden, en Ďt schandelick vluchten der Vyanden, nevens de wederzijdse Admiraels en Generaels levendigh vertoont worden. [Pertinent Representation and accurate description of the three victorious sea battles of the year 1673. Taken place between the Dutch, English and French fleets. In which our heroic deeds, and the shameful flight of the enemies, as well as the Admirals and Generals on each side are shown in a lively manner.]
TíAmsterdam, Gedruckt by Hieronymus Sweerts, Boeck en Print-verkooper, op den Dam in de Wackeren Hondt, 1673.
Etching, with Dutch letterpress pasted below. Image 425 x 520mm; overall 650 x 525mm. A good impression with small margins, the edges dust-stained and with some small tears. Victorious sea-battles under de Ruyter and Tromp the younger over the English and French Fleets, near Schoneveld, June 7th and 14th; and near Kijkduin August 21 1673.
FM 2462; Landwehr p. 68, as illustrated (his first state of two); Cillessen B.IX.1.
[Ref: 1624] £2,500.00
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Receptie van S.K.H den H.Prince van Orange. op zyn intrede tot London. The Reception of His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange at his entring London.
R.de Hooge fecit.
Engraving. 455 x 550mm. Laid on card, a couple of marginal tears.
Landwehr, p.147, before their first state.
[Ref: 1619] £1,200.00
Wilhem Henrick Prins van Oranje en van Nassov etc. Stad-Hovder Capiteyn Admirael Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden. [William Henry Prince of Orange and Nassau etc. Stadtholder Captain Admiral General of the United Netherlands.]
[Published by Carel Allardt.]
Etching. 475 x 572mm. A good but uneven impression, with some underinked sections at the left, some folds and small tears repaired, backed. A portrait of William III of Orange surrounded by his ancestors and predecessors as Stadtholder: from left to right, William I of Orange (William the Silent); his elder son, Maurits; Williamís father William II; and Frederik Hendrik, William IIIís grandfather and youngest son of William I. In the cartouche below a view of his entry into Amsterdam, 12 August, 1672. The print celebrates the reinstatement of the joint post of Stadtholder and Captain General after the Republican faction had abolished it in 1668. In 1672, faced with a French invasion, William took control of the Dutch army and was appointed Stadtholder of Holland and West-Friesland.
Unrecorded early state, without the hat and with engraved letters at top 'Sijn Konincklijcke Hoocheijt, met sijn Doorluchtige Voorvaderen'.
From the collection of James Watt Jr (1769-1848), son of the celebrated James Watt of steam engine fame. He was also an engineer and, after spending some years in Paris at the time of the Revolution, he became a partner in Boulton and Watt, Birmingham, in 1794. His home was Aston Hall, Birmingham, which he rented from 1819 until his death. (See Oliver Fairclough, The Grand Old Mansion. The Holtes and their successors at Aston Hall, 1618-1864, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, 1984). He also designed and built the south half of Doldowlod Hall, Radnorshire, which has remained the home of his heirs and descendants, the Gibson-Watt family.
Not in Muller; Landwehr p. 257, (Muller number given by Landwehr is incorrect); Cillessen B.V. 6.
[Ref: 1620] £2,200.00
Syn Koninckl: Hoogheit, de Heer Prince van Orangjen,wert Capite in Generael gemaeckt den 25 Febr: 1672. [Dutch title to banner cartouche; William of Orange taking the oath as the new stadtholder of the Netherlands.]
R. De Hooghe, Amsterdam, n.d. 1675.]
Etching, 180 x 300mm. 7 x 11¾". Vertical fold (as normal). The future King William III (1650 - 1702) behind a table in an interior of room, surrounded by officials, taking oath as the new Captain-General of the Dutch States Army, beneath a royal coat of arms. In view of the threat of an Anglo-French attack, the States of Gelderland wanted William to be appointed Captain-General as soon as possible, despite his youth and inexperience. On 15 December 1671 the States of Utrecht made this their official policy. On 19 January 1672 the States of Holland made a counterproposal: to appoint William for just a single campaign. The prince refused this and on 25 February a compromise was reached: an appointment by the States-General of the Netherlands for one summer, followed by a permanent appointment on his twenty-second birthday.
Maurice of Nassau received the title of "Captain General of the Union" and "Admiral General" in 1587, which became hereditary - like the Stadtholder title, to the Orange-Nassau family, until taken away by the States General in 1786.
The relationship between this print and an almost identical composition of a similar date (with different background) by Bernard Picart (item 16697, showing William taking the oath as stadtholder) is unclear; the one presumably copied and adapted from the other.
[Ref: 17211] £160.00