Catchpenny print showing several moments in the Belgian Revolution (Belgische Revolutie) in 1830 and 1831: the riots in Brussels of August 1830, the occupation of the arsenal in Antwerp, David Hendrik Chassé (commander of Antwerp Citadel) bombarding the city of Antwerp, the Dutch garrison in Maastricht defending the city, Van Speyk blowing up his ship, the Ten Days’ Campaign, the Battle of Hasselt, and the Dutch conquest of Leuven. No other historical event aroused such strong emotions with publishers of catchpenny prints as the Belgian Revolution. Many prints on the subject have been published, in which they mocked the Belgians, as in this print: “O Brusselaar! beroofd van zinnen, Ontrolt gij nu de oproer-vaan: / Wat zult gij met die misdaad winnen? Duur komt die vrijheid u te staan!” The Dutch heroes, such as Van Speyk, were praised for their courage and loyalty.Deventer, J. de Lange (1752 – 1787); address mentioned on the print: ‘Ter Boekdrukkerij van J. de Lange, aan den Brink te Deventer’; numbered ‘N. 9.’ in upper right corner.