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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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About this work


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


Tot Coppenhaven : By Fabritius Capitalis, [1705]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 17.8 x 26.6 cm


Een Janssenist smeed met zyn knapen, 's Paus, Koks hoofd, en der klooster-papen. 'Hier is wat niews te doen; hier smeed men munn'ke-hoofden ... Die haten 't bygeloof en 's Paussen hyl'ge schyn.

Publications note

F. Muller, De nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen, part 2, Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1870, pp. 81-84, no. 3410.7
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires no. 1442


Wellcome Library no. 2139889i

Lettering note

Translation of lettering: A Jansenist smith with his apprentices, the heads of the Pope, of Coc, and of cloister-papists
Above left, two columns of Dutch verses. Below left, two shorter columns of Dutch verses

Creator/production credits

Attributed by Muller, op. cit. p. 81, to Carel Allard working in Amsterdam


  • Dutch
  • Latin

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