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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)

Naarden, 1673

BELEGERINGE DER STADT NAERDEN / Zÿnde de Eerste overwinninge die zÿn Konincklÿcke Hoogheÿt de Heer / Prinse van Oranjen heeft gedaen verovert op den 12 September 1673. // LE SIEGE & LA PRISE DE LA VILLE DE NARDE / qui est la... c.1673-4

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on paper | 41.2 x 52.6 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 724005

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A view of the siege of Naarden, by Stadtholder William III of Orange (later William III of England and Ireland, William II of Scotland, 1650-1702). Naarden was surrendered by the French Captain Du Pas after a four-day siege on 12 September 1673. Franco-Dutch War (1672-8)

This view depicts William III of Orange (middle right) receiving the surrender of the Mayor of Naarden. To his immediate right stands the Prins van Courant. A little further to the right, with his plumed hat standing out against the dark flags behind him, is the Spanish General, Agourto. In the right foreground the French army beats a retreat, convoyed by Spanish officers: women and children are in the midst of a stream of French officers, some travelling in a litter, baggage wagons with the chaplain near the front of the line. In the left foreground, a woman draws beer from one of the barrels in the sutler's makeshift booth in which meat is being roasted. Two dogs have a tug of war with a piece of meat over the low earth wall. With their muskets resting against the wall of the booth, three soldiers play at dice on an upturned drum while, to their left, a man butchers a carcass, seemingly oblivious to the fight that is on the point of breaking out between three men to the left.

A highly coloured example of this print is in the Atlas Van der Hagen in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague: 1049B11_092 and in the Rijksmuseum: RP-P-OB-79.278. The plate was later adapted by de Hooghe to depict the siege and conquest in 1674 of Grave (see the entry for this view in the Rijksmuseum: RP-P-OB-79.305; also Muller 2561 and Atlas van Stolk 2602).

  • Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) (engraver) [bottom, left of centre:] Romeyn de Hooge fecit. 

    Marcus Willemsz. Doornick (1633-1703) (publisher) [bottom right:] Uyt gegeven t Amsterdam by Marcus Doornick.

    L.B. v. Wolzogen (active 1673) (author)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; no countermark

    Condition: old tears to edges have been repaired by laying the print down on paper; trimmed to edge of neatline

  • 41.2 x 52.6 cm (image and sheet)

  • Printed title:

    BELEGERINGE DER STADT NAERDEN / Zÿnde de Eerste overwinninge die zÿn Konincklÿcke Hoogheÿt de Heer / Prinse van Oranjen heeft gedaen verovert op den 12 September 1673. // LE SIEGE & LA PRISE DE LA VILLE DE NARDE / qui est la premiere Conqueste que Son Altesse Royale Monseig: / neur le Prince d’Orange a faitte le 12 Septembre 1673. [in Dutch and French, to each side of a small plan of Naarden, in a banner]

    Inset:

    [top centre, a small map of the town of Naarden, with the coat of arms of the town in the interior, and the surrounding field works and a profile:] Profil van de Wal. Grast en Contrescarp Scale. Scale bar: Voetmaet van t Profil [31 mm = [100; no units specified]. Size: 6.7 x 13.3 cm (image).

    Additional text:

    [top right, below French title, a six-line poem by ‘L.B. v. W.’:] Op de Belegring van Naerden

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naerden 12 Sep. 1673.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naerden Vue du Siege et prise de la Ville de Narde par le Prince d’Orange le 12 Sept.re 1673: par R. de Hooge, chez M. Doornick.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Naarden, North Holland, Netherlands (52°17ʹ45ʺN 05°09ʹ45ʺE)

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