Les Belges Sinceres et trop credules, portent leur Or et leur Argent en offrande au perfide VanderNoot...
Etching on watermarked laid paper, sheet 200 x 170mm. 8 x 6¾". Trimmed within plate, possibly a fragment of a larger print?
Political satire; tribute in the form of bags and bowls of coins is brought before Hendrik Karel Nicolaas van der Noot (1731 - 1827) at centre, standing on a lettered pedestal. Van der Noot was one of the main players of the Brabant Revolution (1789-1790) against the Austrian rule of Emperor Joseph II. This revolution led to the short-lived existence of the United States of Belgium (January 11, 1790 - December 1790). This print attacks him as a traitor to his country (as described on plinth), and is probably printed by a supporter of Van der Noot's co-revolutionary and more radical rival Jan Frans Vonck (1743 – 1792), who advocated a state constructed on the French Revolutionary model.
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