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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" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Discover the timeless beauty of The Receiver of Taxes, a captivating fine art print from Media Storehouse's extensive collection. Based on a woodcut in Praxis Rerum Civilium by Joos de Damhouder, this exquisite print showcases the intricate details and masterful artistry of the Dutch School. Bring the rich history and cultural significance of this 16th-century masterpiece into your home or office. Each print is meticulously produced using high-quality materials, ensuring a stunning and long-lasting addition to your decor. Experience the essence of history through the power of art with Media Storehouse's Fine Art Prints.

20x16 image printed on 26x22 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 36.8cm x 50.8cm (14.5" x 20")

Estimated Product Size is 55.9cm x 66cm (22" x 26")

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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