De Viaantsche tol-poort voor d'actionisten komende uyt alle steeden.
Engraving. 350 x 330mm, 13¾ x 13".
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'The tollgate of Vianen for the shareholders arriving from all towns'. Vianen, despite being near Utrecht, was in a region owned by a German count and was therefore German soil. It became the refuge of thos made bankrupt by the Mississippi Bubble's collapse: anyone who could pay the toll to enter the city could get sanctuary from creditors. 'Going to live in Vianen' became a euphemism for going bankrupt. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
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