Plate with an allegory on the Dutch East India Company
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A take on an earlier print depicting allegorical representations of the Dutch East India Company. It is a typical scene where the company demonstrates its ideal of a right to govern and trade prosperously across the seas. Exoticised figures and a lion embody the colonized peoples of the southern and southeastern regions of Asia. The use of the scene on a plate suggest that it was produced for purchase.
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