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Six men appear puzzled and have their hands raised to their faces. Woodcut and letterpress.

Date
[1720?]
Reference
31516i
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Groote tafereel der dwaasheid.
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Described by Muller, loc. cit., as "Rasende (De) actionisten in de blinde wareld van Quincampoix. Eene zeer oude, breede houtsnede, hg. 10, br. 28 dm, v. 6 manshoofden met lange neuzen, met dit onderschrift en vers in 2 kol. fol.". The implication seems to be that the woodcut is much older than the verses and precedes by many years the financial disturbances described in the 'Groote tafereel der dwaasheid' (1720). The woodcut appears to be from the 16th or early 17th century. The men depicted are presented here as "Furious shareholders from the blind world of Quincampoix", i.e. people who lost money in speculative investments of the kind promoted by John Law from the rue Quinquempoix in Paris

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam?] : [publisher not identified], [1720?]

Physical description

1 print : woodcut and letterpress ; image 9.5 x 28.2 cm, sheet 34.5 x 28.3 cm

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De rasende actionisten in de blinde wareld van Quinquampoix. ...

References note

Frederik Muller, De nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen. Beredeneerde beschrijving van nederlandsche historieplaten, zinneprenten en historische kaarten, Amsterdam 1863, vol. 2, p. 127, no. 3636

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31516i

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