De Geest van der Verreesene Heerakliet Schryjende over de Rampe die er Dagelyks Spruyten uyt Wind Verkopers Acksie: Het tweede Deel
[Dutch, n.d., c.1720.]
Scarce hand-coloured etching on laid paper, sheet 230 x 175mm. 9 x 7". Trimmed to plate. Slight crease across middle not visible from front.
Satire on the financial crisis in 1720, showing people distressed because they are struck by the 'Wind Trade'; in the front is a man dying, on the right a man hanging over a barrel vomiting, in the background several fools laugh and dance. Heraclitus of Ephesus (c.535 – c.475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. Numbered in image with key above (below title). From a satirical series 'De Geest van den Verreesen Herakliet'; many prints lampooning the excessive financial speculations of the early 18th century (such as the South Sea Bubble of 1720) were issued by engravers and publishers in the Netherlands.
See BM ref:1868-0808-9728/9 for prints with similar title, inscription, and subject.
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