De stropende actie-valk, om hals, en 't bubbel-rotje onder de klaauwen van den uil.
Engraving. 135 x 135mm (5¼ x 5¼"), set in letterpress Paper slit in letterpress.
'The strapping share-hawk pierced and the bubble rat between the claws of the owl', a satire on the South Sea Bubble. A man and a woman out hawking, but their hawk has been speared by the beak of the stork it is trying to kill. Underneath, a rat is being torn apart by an owl and a falcon. The extensive verse satirises the speculation that led to the stock market crash. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
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