Veritable Portrait du tres fameux Seigneur messire Quinquenpoix. No.1 Of Stront Of Koning.
Engraved portrait within engraved text. Total printed area 220 x 320mm, 8¾ x 12½". Trimmed within text platemark, laid on album paper.
Satirical portrait of Scot John Law, holding a purse, with a cauldron with money and shares thrown in by various people underneath. His house in rue Quinquempoix became with the infamous 'Mississippi Scheme' speculation bubble. Share prices in his company shot up from 500 livres to 15,000, before collapsing back to 500 in 1721. Law had to flee the country.
BM Satire 1612.
[Ref: 12943] £60.00