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The yearly Ommegang pageant in Antwerp, 1685. Engraving by G. Bouttats.

  • Bouttats, Gaspard, approximately 1640-
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[1685]
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32744i
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Procession floats and a large crowd of people fill the large street called the Meir in Antwerp.The float in the left foreground holds the giant Druon Antigoon (Antigonus), the mythical patron of Antwerp. Beyond is a float of Mount Parnassus. Right of Antigonus is an elephant with the goddess Fortuna on its back. Further right is a float of Amphitrite and Neptune drawn by mermaids and Tritons. Beyond, seated in a wagon labelled "Monarc", is presumably the emperor, with a colossal crown being carried before it. Further right are a ship representing commerce and a column with Christ on the Cross. In the right foreground is a colossal fish from whose mouth spouts water that drenches the spectators

Publication/Creation

[Antwerp] : [Hieronymus Verdussen the younger], [1685]

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Notes

Published with a letterpress sheet headed: Verbeeldinghe vanden triumphanten jaerelycksen ommeganck van Antwerpen, 1685

References note

Frederik Muller, De Nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen, part 1, Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1863, p. 405, no. 2670 (albeit with attribution to Jan Luyken: "Hetzelfde [Jaarlijksche ommegang op de Meir-plaats te Antwerpen, met het kolossale beeld van den Antwerpschen reus], met het schip, den walvisch, wagen, olifant, reus, enz. Met Holl. op- en onderschrift. Door J. Luyken, br. fol. Hg. 17, br. 32 dm. Bovenaan get.: f. 42.")

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Wellcome Library no. 32744i

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