Antique Print-STOCK MARKET-CRASH-LADY FORTUNE-QUINQUENPOIX-Picart-John Law-1720

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Monument consacré a la posterite en memoire de la folie incroyable de la XX. année du XVIII. siecle. Ter eeuwiger gedagtenisse der dwaasheid van het XX. jaar der XVIII. eeuw. – (Monument consecrated to posterity in memory of the unbelievable folly of the 20th year of the 18th century.) On this complex broadside both the furtunes and pittfalls of the bubble trade are figured. The lady of fortune is pulled on a carriage, scattering stock certificates. On the left heavy trading activity. In the back fights and upheaval with the entry ways into the hospital, asylum and poor-mans house. On the right rear the coffehouse Quinquenpoix.

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‘Monument consacré a la posterite en memoire de la folie incroyable de la XX. année du XVIII. siecle. Ter eeuwiger gedagtenisse der dwaasheid van het XX. jaar der XVIII. eeuw.’

etching / engraving with later hand colouring on hand laid (vergé) paper.
Sheet size: 42 x 36,5 cm. (16,5 x 14,4 inch). Image size: 35,5 x 27 cm. (14 x 10,6 inch).

Original engraved print from “Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, in Vrankryk, Engeland, en de Nederlanden, gepleegt in den Jaare MDCCXX, Amsterdam, 1720. (The Great Mirror of Folly, which is actually a collection on all printsmaps and text, published in 1720, satirizing the Englishman John Law, his Mississippi Company, and the international land and trading speculation in worthless shares of the South Sea Bubble of 1719-1720, which resulted in an international scandal. RB-392

Made by ‘Bernard Picart’ after an anonymous artist. Bernard Picart (1673-1733) was a French engraver, active in Amsterdam. He was the son of Etienne Picart.

Condition: Good, given age. Original fold lines as issued. Light staining and creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: STOCK MARKET-CRASH-LADY FORTUNE-QUINQUENPOIX

RBOS-A4-07

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Dimensions 36 × 42 × 1 cm

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