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Woman Lighting a Rocket, also called Peace Gets Me Going, from Communia Gaudia (The Wide-Spread Rejoicing at the Siege of Namur)

A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1695

Artist:

Cornelis Dusart (Dutch, 1660-1704)
published by Jacob Gole (Dutch, 1660-1737)

About this artwork

The mezzotint medium is particularly effective in this and a related print by Cornelis Dusart, in which the high level of contrast emphasizes the presence of fiery light. To the left of the woman, flames engulf a wooden wheel; and to the right, townspeople gather in celebration. The man in a related image has several more rockets secured in his belt, ready to be lit (1964.46). These pyrotechnics celebrated King William III’s reclamation of the city of Namaur from the French, who had previously besieged it in 1692.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cornelis Dusart

Title

Woman Lighting a Rocket, also called Peace Gets Me Going, from Communia Gaudia (The Wide-Spread Rejoicing at the Siege of Namur)

Origin

Holland

Date

Made 1695

Medium

Mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

247 × 180 mm (plate); 241 × 182 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Stanley Field Fund

Reference Number

1964.47

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