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Picturesque Holland free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...by an assembly of citizens. These citizen-electors were forty-eight in number, and swore they would only choose such magistrates as were honest, and had the good of the State at heart. Each quarter furnished six, the town being divided into eight quarters. The privileges of these men were various. Amongst others they might assemble four times a year for the purpose of deliberating on the affairs of the Province, comprising peace and war, which, according to a writer of the time, gave them considerable authority over their fellow-townsmen. The hall where the Council of Magistrates was held and where also the Municipal Council held their meetings, is still hi existence. A magnificent picture, dated 1667, which still hangs in the Council Chamber, gives one a very good idea of what those Assemblies of Justice were like a couple of centuries ago. It is the portrait of the sixteen magistrates and four secretaries holding office at that time. Each one is sitting in his place. The two men, who were elected every quarter, occupy the President's desk, and the four secretaries the small table in front. Each figure is robed in black, as becomes the office of judge. Each face is expressive of strong character, and a conscientious honesty. The picture is by Terburg, and it certainly is a marvellous display of the exactness and power of observation generally attributed to that gifted being. The colouring and style are very charming, Terburg was born at Zwolle, in TERBURG THE PAINTER.-205 1608- but it was not till he was about sixty years of age that he established himself among his relations in Deventer, where he married one of his cousins, and died thirteen years later, without leaving behind him any children. No doubt while he was painting this...

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Author : Henry Havard
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230857869
EAN : 9781230857862
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 102 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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