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Portrait and Execution of Gilles van Ledenberg

A work made of book of 40 prints, portraits and pamphlets, bound in cream vellum.
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  • A work made of book of 40 prints, portraits and pamphlets, bound in cream vellum.

Date:

1619

Artist:

Claes Jansz. Visscher
Dutch, 1587–1652

About this artwork

Gilles van Ledenberg was a Dutch politician who aligned himself with statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. In 1618, following a dispute with Prince Maurits of Orange about the Dutch Reformed Church and the conflict with Spain, Ledenberg and Oldenbarnevelt were arrested and tried for treason. Fearful his conviction would bankrupt his family, Ledenberg committed suicide in prison. His trial proceeded, however, and he was posthumously executed, his body suspended from the gallows in a coffin (as seen here). A 17th-century print collector bound this image in a volume with other prints and pamphlets about the events in which Ledenberg and Oldenbarnevelt played a role.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Claes Jansz. Visscher, II

Title

Portrait and Execution of Gilles van Ledenberg

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1619

Medium

Book of 40 prints, portraits and pamphlets, bound in cream vellum

Dimensions

203 × 160 × 40 mm

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

2015.296

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