De Kornet van Vuil gewin of Wortel en Besse Postiljon op zyn mager doch niewlijks gemest Varken uitschreeuwende De Kompany is Vol.
Etching with small margins. Platemark: 340 x 275mm (13¼ x 10¾"). Slight loss in corners outside platemark.
A satire on the South Sea Bubble financial crisis in Paris in 1720 showing 'Bombario' riding on a pig. 'Bombario' is from the Dutch saying 'Bombarie maken' or 'Bombarie slaan', meaning to make a commotion or a lot of noise, and is often depicted in Dutch satirical prints dealing with the financial crisis of 1720/21. 'Bombario' has thrown a rope around the horns of a cow, standing in a pool, and tries to pull the cow out.. In the left background a crowd is standing underneath the windows of a house. From the window a person is throwing paper into the crowd. The banner hanging from the window reads 'De Kompany is Vol'. Dutch verse in two columns is inscribed below. From the series entitled, 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', meaning 'The Great Scene of Folly', published 1720.
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