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Allegory of Prince William IV's Death, 1752

  • etching, burin engraving, paper
  • 182 x 117 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KQ

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In the allegory on the death of stadholder William IV on 22 October 1751, the tomb for the stadholder is encircled with garlands by saints bearing the arms of the seven provinces. Next to the tomb is the mourning Dutch Virgin. In the background, the young Prince William V is received at the entrance to the temple of science. Above, two angels carry a portrait medallion of William IV through the clouds.


Jan Caspar Philips RKD
Germany ca. 1680 - 1700 - Amsterdam 1775
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Philippus Doorewaart
Amsterdam ca. 1747 - 1771

Title Allegory of Prince William IV's Death
Date 1752
Period 18th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: J.C. Philips del.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: t' Amsterdam by Philippus Doorewaart, 1752.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: et fecit, 1751
stamps (tools) reverse, centre below: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KQ
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
42E39 sham-grave, cenotaph Iconclass
44B15121 prince Iconclass
46A122 coats of arms, heraldry Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(WILLIAM IV OF HOLLAND) historical person (WILLIAM IV OF HOLLAND) Iconclass
61B2(WILLIAM V OF HOLLAND) historical person (WILLIAM V OF HOLLAND) Iconclass
61D(NETHERLANDS) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (NETHERLANDS) Iconclass
92D1916 cupids: 'amores', 'amoretti', 'putti' Iconclass
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