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A man has an open box with figures in it resting on a chair, young children are crowding round to see the show. Mezzotint after E. van Heemskerck..

  • Heemskerck, Egbert van, 1634 or 1635-1704.
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32463i
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Description

The attitudes and head-dresses of the figures in the show suggest that they show episodes in a narrative about foreign conquest, e.g. by the Conquistadors in the Americas, carved in relief and perhaps movable by hand-operated levers in the back of the box

Publication/Creation

[London] : I. Smith ex.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; sheet 30 x 22.1cm

Lettering

O rare show. H. Kerk pinx.

Edition

[State with Smith's imprint replacing Beckett's]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32463i

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  • English


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