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Title page of the pamphlet: The Spanish Caravan, 1702. A mule driver with big glasses startled at the sight of a Spanish nobleman on horseback, in the foreground a turtle and a snail. Cartoon on the departure of the French retinue that accompanied Philip V on his journey to Spain [1]. The print was made by Romeyn de Hooghe (1645–1708), a draughtsman, printmaker and publisher in Amsterdam and Haarlem [2].

RP-P-1904-577

RP-P-1904-577_d

The stylised snail is sinistral on this engraving, the shell with a colour pattern of axial bands and a large aperture; the animal has two tentacles only.

Notes:
[1] RMA, inv. RP-P-1904-577. http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.385072.
[2] https://rkd.nl/explore/artists/39559.

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