Oath of Vargas


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.

Date Made: 19th century

Original Artist: Gallait, LouisGraphic Artist: Rajon, Paul-AdolphePrinter: Salmon, A.Publisher: Gazette des Beaux-Arts

Location: Currently not on view

Place Etched: France

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.14912Catalog Number: 14912Accession Number: 94830

Object Name: printEtchingObject Type: Etching

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 inplate: 15.9 cm x 19 cm; 6 1/4 in x 7 1/2 inimage: 13 cm x 16.5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in

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Record Id: nmah_1002441

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