Vasten avonds vreugde krans en tooneel stuk.
Engraving on two plates, very large margins. Largest 300 x 190mm (12 x 7½").
'Shrovetide's wreath of joy and the drama', a satire on the Mississippi Bubble, comparing the feasting of Shove with the abstinence of Lent. A centre image of Cupid and Pan (ascribed by Muller to Bernard Picart.) is surrounded by a border of stabwork with emblems and Callot figures, at the top corners the heads of dwarfs, with a dwarf standing up-side-down at the bottom. The name 'Jan Law' refers to John Law, the Scotsman who founded the 'Mississippi Scheme'. The share price shot up from 500 livres to 15,000, before collapsing back to 500 in 1721. Law had to flee the country. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 35866] £320.00