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Execution of Arminians in Leiden

A work made of hand-colored etching with engraving and letterpress in black on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of hand-colored etching with engraving and letterpress in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1623

Artist:

Claes Jansz. Visscher
Dutch, 1587–1652

About this artwork

Followers of the Dutch Reformed theologian Jacobus Arminius, the Arminians clashed with Calvinists in the early 17th century, particularly after Prince Maurits of Orange systematically removed Arminians from positions of power. This popular print, or broadside, was produced on the occasion of the execution of the Arminian followers of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, whose portrait is exhibited nearby.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Claes Jansz. Visscher, II

Title

Execution of Arminians in Leiden

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality)

Date

1623

Medium

Hand-colored etching with engraving and letterpress in black on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, center, in graphite: "3752296"

Dimensions

Image: 13.6 × 23 cm (5 3/8 × 9 1/16 in.); Sheet, trimmed within platemark: 31.1 × 25 cm (12 1/4 × 9 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

2015.297

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