Subject: Antique print, titled: ‘Tempel voor Nederland’, (Temple for the Netherlands.) With ‘Verklaaring van den Tempel voor Nederland.’ (engr. descriptive text w. emblematic pict. border, 22,5×30 cm.; engraved by Anna Corn. Brouwer). Allegorical print for freedom of religion in Holland, from a Patriottic perspective (anti-orange). In the middle the virgin of Holland surrounded by Hermes, Moses, Lady Justice and a lady holding a cross and bible. The temple gate is surrounded by medallions of politicians. Emblems on both sides with important historic events. On the forground left and right 2 Batavians with a lion, keeshond and a stork symbolizing good luck. In the lower middle women and cupid / children like figures offering insense and food including honey from a beehive. The ancre symbolizes hope. Proefdruk (Proof print). Very rare.
Condition: Good, given age. Left top corner margin with paper loss, remargined. Several tears in margin, tear in left margin and into print, two little holes in middle and one in top of the print. All tears and holes are remargined using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on a verge type hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 67.8 x 51.5 cm. The image size is ca. 64.4 x 49.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 26.7 x 20.3 inch. The image size is ca. 25.4 x 19.4 inch.
Part Number: 44523
Location: PCO-P5-28 / Expo-186
Description: Published and printed by H.A. Banse & Co., 1794.
Artists and Engravers: Made by J.G. Visser after own design. Jan Gerritsz. Visser (Amsterdam; 1755-1821) was a Dutch draftsman, etcher and engraver.