17,50 x 14 cm on plate borderWith full plate border and tread margins on laid paper. Strong impression, good condition. At the backside of the sheet in the corners remains of former tipping on an album sheet.Paganism and the old beliefs or crushed by the ensign of Christianity.Top right Satan with a monstrous tailThis is an etching by Romeyn de Hooghe published in 'Hieroglyphica of merkbeelden der oude volkeren' (Amsterdam: Joris van der Woude, 1735). It is a good example of his genius etching technique Romeyn de Hooghe (1645 - 1708)Painter, sculptor, medal maker, goldsmith, etcher, and publisher. Born in Amsterdam, a nephew of the painter Pieter de Hoogh. In 1668 in Paris, from 1687 in Haarlem. Opened drawing school in 1688. Propagandist for William of Orange. He was a important renewer of pictural art revolting against the dull French style of his period.
Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)- Esoteric scene with Paganism, Satan and Christianity - Ca. 1680 new in shop United Kingdom