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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


A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Introduce historical depth to your space with the Media Storehouse range of Poster Prints featuring "The Receiver of Taxes," an intriguing woodcut image from Praxis Rerum Civilium by Joos de Damhouder. This captivating print, published in Antwerp in 1557, offers a glimpse into the past with its intricate details and authentic, black-and-white tone. Add a touch of timeless elegance to your home or office decor with this fine art print from the Dutch School, brought to you by Media Storehouse.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

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Estimated Product Size is 21.6cm x 30.3cm (8.5" x 11.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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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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