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The funeral of French hegemony in Europe due to defeats under Louis XIV in the War of the Spanish Succession. Etching, ca. 1706.

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About this work


The Dauphin (1) leads the procession, followed by twelve pairs of ululating hounds (2). The coffin of the French monarchy (6) is followed by Louis XIV (7), his second wife Madame de Maintenon (8), James Prince of Wales (9), the Elector of Bavaria (11), the envoy of Philip, Duke of Anjou (12), Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, comte de Toulouse (13) and others, followed by the court. Paris is shown in the background, represented by grand buildings


[The Netherlands] : [publisher not identified], [1706?]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with letterpress ; platemark 17.5 x 27.1 cm, image and letterpress 39.2 x 27.6 cm


Plegtelyke uitvaart der fransche monarchy. De verdrietige post die den grooten Lodewyk de tyding uit de Nederlanden … Den gantschen koninklyken stoet, &c. &c. &c. &c.

Publications note

F. Muller, De nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen, part 2, Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1870, pp. 59-60, no. 3250
Not found in: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires


Wellcome Library no. 2138530i

Lettering note

Below the etching, letterpress in three columns, containing an explanation of the etching and apparently of twelve other prints


  • Dutch

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