Centsprent: Nederlandsche Weldadigheid, Litt. A.
Popular print showing various charitable initiatives, most of which were organised by the Maatschappij van Weldadigheid (Society of Humanitarianism) a Dutch private organisation founded by Johannes van den Bosch in 1818 to help poor families in the aftermath of the Napoleonic French occupation. The initiatives include: free vaccinations, admission to an orphanage, the ‘Fundatie van Renswoude’, Frederiksoord, the orphanage in Veenhuizen, a ‘gasthuis’, the distribution of soup and peat (turf), donations, the distribution of bread, a home for the disabled, a courtyard in an alms house, and a retirement home.At the top, the seal ‘Tot nut van ‘t algemeen’ of the Maatschappij tot Nut van ’t Algemeen. This association granted publishers permission to use their seal on prints that they had established to be of moral and pedagogical value.Signed: A. Cranendonck; inscription on verso: W.J. Venema.Amsterdam, Hendrick van Munster en Zoon, (1819 - 1835), address mentioned on the print: ‘Te Amsterdam, ter Boekdrukkerij van Hendrik van Munstern en Zoon, op de Warmoesgracht, N. Z., No. 7’; Amsterdam; lettered ‘Litt. A.’ in upper right corner.l 12 woodcut illustrations (each ca. 65 x 87 mm) on handmade paper; under each image a 4-line verse, above each image a number corresponding to a title at the bottom; text in letterpress; total: 420 x 335 mm; Pro Patria watermark; folded three times, some small holes along the folds, small tear at the bottom. De Meyer p. 236, Boerma p. 790 (Munster A).
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