FESTIVE FIREWORKS -- "AFBEELDING VAN HET THEATER met zyn Ornamenten en Constigh Vuurwerk, opgericht door ordere van (…) de Heeren Staten Generaal (…), afgestooken op den 14 Iuny 1713. Ter occasie van de Vreede (…)". 's-Grav., A. Beeck, (1713). Engr. by D. Stoopendaal after H. Pola. 475 x 543 mm. (Cut close to image, laid down on mount).'Tableau' after a design by Daniël Marot (I) with fireworks commissioned by the States General on the Hofvijver in The Hague during the celebration of the Peace of Utrecht, 14 June 1713. In the pond a temple had been erected in an altar like setting with a painting depicting Peace and Abundance who throne on the clouds with Mercury bringing good tidings. Fine and very lively print with all the explosions in the air and the 'pyrotechnicians' running around to ignite the fireworks. This was the pinnacle of what fireworks art could achieve in the 18th c. The title is engraved at the bottom with underneath a legend numbered 1-19 in Dutch and French. - Atlas van Stolk 3415; Hollstein Dutch 4; FMH 3497.
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