Batavia Attacked [Batavie aangerand... De Fabel van Apollo en Dafne... De Fabel van Neptunus en Koronis...]

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Batavia Attacked [Batavie aangerand... De Fabel van Apollo en Dafne... De Fabel van Neptunus en Koronis...]

ca. 1675

etching on paper

sheet: 27 3/16 x 18 5/16 in. (69 x 46.5 cm)

Gérard de Lairesse
(Liège, Belgium, 1640 - 1711, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

CULTURE OR GROUP:

Dutch

OBJECT NAME:

etchings (prints)



CREDIT LINE:

Museum Purchase through the John N. Chester Fund

OBJECT NUMBER:

2019-7-8

IMAGE USE:

Open Access Image

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LOCATION:

East Gallery

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Description
Allegorical representation of the defense of the Dutch Republic under the leadership of William III of Orange, culminating in the Peace of Westminster on February 19, 1674. His enemies were France and England in the Franco-Dutch War and the Third Anglo-Dutch War, represented by the Gallic rooster and dog being driven away by the Dutch lion wielding a sword. Two stories from Greek mythology are used allegorically: Apollo and Daphne and Neptune and Coronis, as told by Ovid; however the explanatory text panels have yet to be filled in.

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Additional Image 2020, before conservation treatment
2020, before conservation treatment

DIMENSIONS

  • sheet, sheet: 27 3/16 x 18 5/16 in. (69 x 46.5 cm)