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The Receiver of Taxes, after a woodcut in Praxis Rerum Civilium



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The Receiver of Taxes, after a woodcut in Praxis Rerum Civilium

STC214461 The Receiver of Taxes, after a woodcut in Praxis Rerum Civilium by Joos de Damhouder (1507-81) published Antwerp, 1557 (litho) (b/w photo) by Dutch School, (16th century) (after); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; Dutch, out of copyright

Media ID 22381750

© The Stapleton Collection / Bridgeman Images

Birdcage Collecting Excise Office Petitioners Tax Collector Taxation Taxman


20"x16" (51x41cm) Canvas Print

Introduce a touch of historical grandeur to your home or office with the Media Storehouse Canvas Print of 'The Receiver of Taxes.' This exquisite artwork, inspired by a woodcut in Praxis Rerum Civilium by Joos de Damhouder, depicts a powerful and intriguing scene from the Dutch School. The intricate details and bold lines of the original woodcut are beautifully rendered in this high-quality canvas print, creating a stunning visual statement. Bring the rich history of the Dutch School into your space and elevate your decor with this captivating piece of art.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the 16th century, immersing us in the world of taxation and bureaucracy. The image depicts "The Receiver of Taxes" a woodcut originally created by Joos de Damhouder in his renowned work "Praxis Rerum Civilium" published in Antwerp, 1557. Within the confines of an office adorned with intricate engravings, we witness the taxman at work. Surrounded by petitioners anxiously awaiting their turn, he sits behind a desk covered with documents and ledgers. The atmosphere is filled with tension as individuals seek relief from their financial burdens or dispute their tax assessments. The birdcage hanging above symbolizes both confinement and freedom – perhaps reflecting the delicate balance between citizens' obligations to pay taxes and their desire for fiscal independence. This visual metaphor adds depth to our understanding of this historical scene. As we delve into this snapshot from history, it becomes evident that taxation has long been an integral part of society's functioning. Through this remarkable lithograph-turned-photo print, we are reminded of how even centuries ago people grappled with issues surrounding excise collection and revenue generation. Thanks to Bridgeman Images' preservation efforts, this piece from Dutch School now resides within a private collection but continues to captivate viewers worldwide. It serves as a testament to the enduring power of art in capturing moments that transcend time itself.

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