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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


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Introducing the Media Storehouse Photo Mug featuring a captivating historical image of "The Receiver of Taxes," taken from the woodcut in Praxis Rerum Civilium by Joos de Damhouder. This exquisite fine art print, sourced from Bridgeman Images at Fine Art Finder, showcases the intricate details and timeless beauty of this Dutch School masterpiece. Personalize your daily routine with this high-quality mug, perfect for sipping your favorite beverage while admiring the rich history and artistry of this iconic woodcut. Embrace the elegance and sophistication of this unique mug, a perfect blend of art and functionality.

A personalised photo mug blends sentimentality with functionality, making an ideal gift for cherished loved ones, close friends, or valued colleagues. Preview may show both sides of the same mug.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

Mug Size is 9.6cm high x 8.1cm diameter (3.8" x 3.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate


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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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