Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)
Het Hoogh- en Lager-Huys van Engelandt
King Willem II presiding the British parliament
Original antique copper engraving
ca 40 x 50 cm
Published at the beginning of the 18th century
by Johannes Covens en Cornelis Mortier
A hand-colored version is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
A non-coloured version is in the collection of the Scheepvaartmuseum, also in Amsterdam.
The actual speaker is getting famous these days; it appears the rules and traditions are practiced for centuries already.
The engraving shows an interior view of Westminster Hall, with King William III seated on the throne.