Massaniello haranguing the Populace of Naples.
Engraving. 95 x 134mm (3¾ x 5¼").
Massaniello seen here on a platform, attired in his fisherman's garb, administering justice from a wooden scaffolding outside his house. Tommaso Aniello, known as Massaniello (1622-1647), the Italian fisherman, who became leader of the revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain in Naples in 1647. Massaniello succeeded, and on 13 July 1674, the Duke of Acros signed a convention where rebels were pardoned, more oppressive taxes removed, and the citizens granted certain rights.
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