De Kuyp aen Duygen [Door 't vervoeren van den Prins Willem van Furstenberg...]
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.
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