Hollandsche Mercurius

Method Etching
Artist attributed to Romeyn de Hooghe
Published Tot Haerlem bij Abraham Casteleijn, Anno 1690
Dimensions Image 155 x 122 mm, Sheet 183 x 130 mm
Notes Frontispiece to "De Hollandse Mercurius" for the year 1690, featuring references to the main events of 1689 such as Queen Mary and William of Orange being crowned, the sieges of Bonn and Mainz during the Nine-Years' War, and the relief of Londonderry from the siege by James II.

From "De Hollandse Mercurius", a Dutch periodical reporting on news from the Netherlands, the Dutch colonies and Europe. The newsletter was run by Peter Casteleyn from 1651 to 1676, continued by his brother Abraham until 1681 and taken over by Abraham's widow for another 10 years.

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was a Dutch printmaker, painter and art dealer. He was mostly active in The Hague, Amsterdam and Haarlem.

Condition: Trimmed to image at right border. Minor overall time toning, mainly to edges of the sheet, and to Queen Mary's wig.
Framing unmounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 47698

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