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Pope Clement XI closes the temple of Janus, while the Emperor Joseph I exchanges his palm branch for the olive-branch; representing the peace treaty between Pope Clement XI and Emperor Joseph I, 1709, as a precursor of a general peace. Etching attributed to A. Allard, 1710.

Allard, Abraham, 1676?-1725.
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About this work


The peace treaty was made in January 1709, hence "The joyous January". It is here regarded as the beginning of the end of the War of Spanish Succession. On the right, France sleeps. Below, a vignette shows the self-declared King Charles III of Spain (Archduke Charles, subsequently Emperor Charles VI) being recognized as King of Spain by the Pope


Te Brussel : By Foppens, [1710]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 28 x 18.6 cm


De voorlooper tot de algemene vrede of de blyde Januarius. Dit beeldtenis geeft on seen indruk om te hoope ...

Publications note

F. Muller, De nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen, part 2, Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1870, p. 51, no. 3184 (1a)
Not found in: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires


Wellcome Library no. 2141443i

Lettering note

Translation of lettering: The precursor of the general peace, or the joyous January
Below, two columns of Dutch verses
Bears number: 1

Creator/production credits

Attributed in the online catalogue of the Rijksmuseum to Abraham Allard


  • Dutch
  • French

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