Original antique print showing an allegory on the installation of Prince Willem V as heir at the age of eighteen on 8 March 1766. In the centre the prince sitting on his throne, on the right Hercules beats the serpents, on the left the collected seven virtues. Above the throne flies the Fame and Father Time reveals seven cherubs with a large laurel wreath, on the right the Abundance donates riches. In the foreground the Dutch Lion. In the caption in 4 lines the commission to the stadholder, Allegory of Willem V’s installation as heir, 1766.
Made by N. van der Meer after Anonymous.
Medium: Engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 14.7 x 22.5 cm (5.79 x 8.86 inch). Image size: 11.2 x 17.5 cm. (4.41 x 6.89 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
WILLIAM V-PRINCE OF ORANGE-INSTALLATION-PORTRAIT | PCO-C2-25
Published in The Netherlands c. 1770.
Biography engraver: Noach van der Meer II (1741-1822) was a Dutch engraver.
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