Cartoon of the Mechelen moonfire, 1687, anonymous, 1687 Canvas Print

Cartoon on the Mechelen moon fire, on the inhabitants of Mechelen who mistakenly believed that the tower of St. Rombaut was on fire, 27 January 1687. Court hearing in which a depiction of this incident is presented by a man and a monkey to the president of a court of jesters. The president sits on his throne under a large jester's hood, on the wall 14 depictions of other follies in southern Dutch cities. Around and below the plate a story of the trial with sentencing.

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