The burghers of the Dutch Republic are celebrating the death of Pope Clement XI

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The burghers of the Dutch Republic are celebrating the death of Pope Clement XI; they are led by Death and devils to a picture showing the dying Clement XI and the new pope, Innocent XIII. Etching. On the left of the poem underneath the print is a jester pointing at a globe with a head, while on the right side Pope Innocent XIII and Alberoni (Giovanni Francesco Alberoni, Pope Clement XI) are attached to a turning wheel The picture on the wall, bearing the legend "Roomse schildery" (Roman painting), ridicules Roman Catholic imagery by replacing sacred insignia with images of cockerels and devils A supporter of the pope is standing helpless in the foreground; money drops out out his purse. He holds a piece of paper with the legend "Wie zal knigt nouw vragen om raat" (Whom shall I ask for advice?). Work ID: cz55yryb.

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