Oath of Vargas

Description
Paul Rajon’s print of Le Serment de Vargas is made after a watercolor of the subject by Louis Gallait (1810–1887), not from the oil painting that is now in the Wallace Collection in London. Juan de Vargas is swearing an oath before the Duke of Alva, who was a governor of the Netherlands in the 16th century during the long struggle by the Dutch for independence from Spain, achieved at last in 1648. He pursued a bloody campaign against the Dutch Protestants. Louis Gallait was a Belgian painter of history, portraits, and genre.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
19th century
original artist
Gallait, Louis
graphic artist
Rajon, Paul-Adolphe
printer
Salmon, A.
publisher
Gazette des Beaux-Arts
place etched
France
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 27.7 cm x 35.7 cm; 10 7/8 in x 14 1/16 in
plate: 15.9 cm x 19 cm; 6 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in
image: 13 cm x 16.5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in
ID Number
GA.14912
catalog number
14912
accession number
94830
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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