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A patient on his deathbed, representing the death of the Venetian Republic. Etching, ca. 1797.

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[1797?]
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563599i
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Description

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

Publication/Creation

Vene[zia?] [Venice] : Carl. Ripolo, [1797?]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image and border 16.6 x 22.5 cm

Lettering

Abschied und Testament der in den letzten Zügen liegenden Republik Venedig.

Lettering note

Lettering continues in verse: 1 Das deine Freundin nun / o Welt! im Frieden fahren, / Sie lebte allbereits / ja schon fünfhundert Jahren. / Mein letzter Willen ist: / 2. Franckreich nim Schiff u: Geld. / 3. Der Kaiser sey mein Erb / von Wasser, Land und Feld. / 4 Ach armer Dandolo! / umsonst die Reis hast g'macht; / Nun dich und dein Consort / die Welt dafür auslacht.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 563599i

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