Smiths working at an anvil, remodelling human heads; representing Jansenists reforming prominent Roman Catholics in the Netherlands. Etching, 1705, after K. van Mander, 1592.
- Mander, Carel van, 1548-1606.
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The smiths make a hole in the head of Theodorus De Cock from which a cock emerges. In 1702 De Cock was appointed to replace Petrus Codde as Apostolic Vicar of the Netherlands after Codde was suspended by Pope Clement XI for being sympathetic to Jansenism