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Friday 30 October 2020

Romeyn de Hooghe’s etching, “Prayers of the Saints, Firestorm and Bloodshed”, c1703

Romeyn de Hooghe (aka Romeijn de Hooge; Gisling) (1645–1708)

“Prayers of the Saints, Firestorm and Bloodshed” (aka “Prières des saints, tempête de feu et effusion de sang”; [as described in the explanatory text to the 1714 edition; see p. 58]), published in 1703 in Amsterdam by Jacob Lindenberg (aka Jacobus Lindenberg) (1675–1727) in Henricus Vos’ (1642–1708) “Alle de voornaamste historien des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments” (All the Principal Histories of the Old and New Testaments), Volume 1, p. v.

Note that this etching was also published in 1714 in “Le grand tableau de l'univers, ou, L'histoire des evenemens de l'eglise, depuis la creation du monde jusqu'à l'apocalypse de S. Jean” (The great picture of the universe, or, The history of the events of the Church, from the creation of the world to the apocalypse of St. John) without the same format as the featured print (see

Etching on fine laid paper with letterpress Dutch text (verso blank) with full margins as published in 1703.

Size: (sheet) 37.4 x 22.2 cm; (plate) 15.2 x 19 cm; (inner image borderline) 14.3 x 18.1 cm.

Letterpress Dutch text titled: “Het Lam op den Berg, ...” (The Lamb on the Mountain, …).

Numbered and inscribed on plate within the image borderline with biblical references to the scenes depicted.

Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) R. de Hoge inv: et fec:”; (centre) “Openb: Cap. 17 V: 4 Seq.”; (right) “I Lindenberg exc: cum Privil.”

Condition: a superb, richly inked impression with explanatory letterpress text recto (blank verso) and full margins as published. Beyond minor toning to the lower right corner. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this magnificent full-page illustration of the Apocalypse—note the biblical references to the scenes depicted in each quadrant outside the centre oval scene showing the horses of the Apocalypse surrounded by fire and destruction (my apologies if I have misinterpreted what is portrayed)—for $247 in total (currently US$173.92/EUR149.02/GBP134.03 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this complexly interesting etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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