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Simon Fokke (1712-1784)
Copperplate engraving on paper
engraving: 7-1/4"h x 4-1/4"w; matted: 9-1/2"h x 7-3/4"w
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Frontispiece to "Les Francs-Maçons écrasés: Suite du livre intitulé: L'ordre des Francs-Maçons" [The Freemasons Ruined]. Anti-Masonic book frontispiece engraving; outdoor 18th-century scene. In the background is a three-story classical building which appears to be falling apart due to poor workmanship and materials; in foreground are a pile of bricks and tub of mortar, and a Freemason wearing a Master's jewel who is losing both his wig and composure. Reads on bottom "S. Fokke inv. et fec. 1746."
This image is the frontispiece from "Les Francs-Maçons écrasés: Suite du livre intitulé: L'ordre des Francs-Maçons," an anti-Masonic publication by Abbé Larudan first issued in Amsterdam in 1747.