A dwarf holding his hat. Engraving.

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One of eight prints which caricature the wind trade (short-selling) through representations of dwarfs in different professions

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1 print : line engraving and etching


Rector Magnificus van de ongeactioneerde litteratuur. ... Lettering continues with ten lines of verse on sitter Bears number: 6


'Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid', Amsterdam, 1720, is a collection of literary and pictorial satires relating to the Dutch speculation bubble of 1720, which occurred simultaneously with the South Sea bubble and the Mississippi bubble involving John Law. This print is one of the many in that collection: see A.H. Cole, op. cit.

References note

Frederik Muller, De nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen. Beredeneerde beschrijving van nederlandsche historieplaten, zinneprenten en historische kaarten, Amsterdam 1863, part 2, no. 3564 (29).3
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. 2, London 1954, no. 1668
Arthur H. Cole, The great mirror of folly (Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid). An economic-bibliographical study, Boston 1949, no. 29


Wellcome Collection 4000i



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