Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)
Cruelties perpetrated on the Reformed Protestants of France

The Dutch engraver Romeyn de Hooghe participated in the "War of Images"against Louis XIV of France. On two large plates with scenes depicting the extremely brutal treatment of the Huguenots at the hands of the royal dragoons he revealed his sympathy for the Huguenots and his abhorrence of their barbaric treatment.

Both of these large-scale engravings were to be seen not only in the Protestant Netherlands, but also in Catholic France. Louis XIV's ministers used heavy-handed diplomacy to end this artistic propaganda with the result the distribution of the engravings was stopped. This explains why only a few specimens are still extant (plate 1 among other places in the German Huguenot Museum in Bad Karlshafen; plate 2 in the Walloon Library in Leyden and in the Albertina in Vienna).

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Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1
The Flight of the Huguenots
Plate 1 - section A
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section B
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section C
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section D
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section E
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section F
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section G
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section H
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section I
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section K
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section L
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 1 - section M
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
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Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section A
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section B
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section C
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section D
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section E
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section F
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section G
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section H
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section I
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section J
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section K
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - section L
Persecution of the Huguenots according to Romeyn de Hooghe
Plate 2 - center

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