Allegory on the Deceitfulness of Spain and the Liberty and Prosperity of the Dutch Republic

Historical and Allegorical Representation of the Garden of Governor Count Maurice of Orange for the Seven Provinces

about 1615
Willem Pietersz Buytewech (Dutch, about 1591–1624)

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Gelder 17, i/ii; V.d.K. 8, F. M. 1304; Holl. 15: i/ii; Haverkamp-Begemann 17 i/ii; C. S. Ackley, Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, No. 53.


Platmemark: 14.5 x 18.4 cm (5 11/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, and drypoint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Monogram in plate, lower left; in plate at top: Merckt de Wysheyt vermaert / vant Hollantsche huyshouwen / en siet des luypaerts aert / die niet is te vertrouwen.
In plate C: Vitoria
In plate C: de butavis...heerschapi
In plate C: hollandia
In plate C: vrindt des vaderland
In plate C: vereenicht geemeent
In plate C: prevelegie
In plate C: macht
In plate C: reden
In plate C: Orange
In plate LL: Trouwicheyt
In plate LL: WB
Later inscriptions or marks: Verso UR in graphite: Buyteweyk [?]
Verso LR in graphite: M 1304
Verso LR in graphite pencil: DWK




PDP Watermark Type: Fragment of a pot with the letter M


David W. Kiehl, New York (not in Lugt): Hill-Stone, Inc.; Purchased, March 27, 1996

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard