Antique print showing an allegory showing the death of Dido.

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Subject: Antique print, titled: ‘Didoos Dood, Boertig in Hollandsche Kleedy afgebeeld – La Mort de Didon, representee en Burlesque, a la Holandoise […].’ – Antique print showing an allegory showing the death of Dido. Dido was, according to ancient Greek and Roman sources, the founder and first queen of Carthage (modern-day Tunisia). She is primarily known from the account given by the Roman poet Virgil in his epic, Aeneid. In some sources she is also known as Elissa . The title translates into ‘The death of Dido, depicted as a peasant in Dutch garments’. Lower right a putto is urinating

Condition: Good, given age. A few crinkles and soft creases. One horizontal crease. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Medium: Engraving/etching. on hand laid paper.

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 38.4 x 50 cm. The image size is ca. 27 x 38 cm.

Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 15.1 x 19.7 inch. The image size is ca. 10.6 x 15 inch.

Part Number: 64068

Location: PCOM-B1-10

Description: This plate was later published as part of: ‘Tafereelen uit het burgelijke leven van de Hollanders in de achttiende eeuw door Cornelis Troost.’, (Transl.: Scenes from the daily life of the citizens of Holland in the 18th c. by Cornelis Troost.), published by P. Fouquet c. 1750. This magnificent and very scarse series of 32 scenes show satiric views in Holland, part of present day The Netherlands. State: First state of 2. Ref: Niemeijer 708T/VerHuell XXXIII.

Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Simon Fokke’ after ‘Cornelis Troost’. Simon Fokke (Amsterdam, 1712 – 1784) was a Dutch engraver, etcher and designer. He was a student of Jan Caspar Philips, and worked mainly in book illustration. Cornelis Troost (1696-1750) was an 18th-century actor and painter from Amsterdam. He gave up his acting career for painting in 1723 when he became the pupil of Arnold Boonen.




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