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Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708); published by Carel Allard (1648–1709)

William III and Mary II c.1689

Etching | 52.0 x 61.3 cm | RCIN 603194

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This print celebrates the accession of William III and Mary II. Sceptre in hand, William points to the sun breaking through the clouds, its rays shining onto the gathered crowds and heralding their reign as a new dawn for the nation. The imagery is strikingly similar to that employed in the portrait of Charles II in exile 40 years before, showing the young king ready to restore the monarchy. Cat. 213