A patient on his deathbed, representing the death of the Venetian Republic. Etching, ca. 1797.
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Presumably an allegory of the ending of the Venetian Republic on 12 May 1797. A figure representing Venice lies dying on a couch, wearing a Doge's hat. A figure representing France leaves by one door wearing a Jacobin cap and holding a sack of money marked "1200 000". A soldier representing Austria enters by a door on the left. Dandolo's "Reis" was presumably the Crusade of Doge Enrico Dandolo (1107?-1205) to Constantinople
Abschied und Testament der in den letzten Zügen liegenden Republik Venedig.
Vene[zia?] [Venice] : Carl. Ripolo, [1797?]
1 print : etching ; image and border 16.6 x 22.5 cm
Wellcome Library no. 563599i