Catchpenny print with the history of Robinson Crusoe, showing how the ‘foolish’ Robinson survives after his shipwreck, by farming, hunting and gathering supplies. Despite his hardship, all ends well when a ship appears to take him home.The story of Robinson Crusoe was very successful with publishers of Dutch Children’s prints. Already one year after the appearance of Defoe’s The Life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe (London 1719), a Dutch translation was made, and later Dutch versions of the story were published with a Robinson from Holland (1743), from Walcheren (1752) and The Hague (1758). Although neither the English nor the Dutch versions were intended for children, the story became a very popular topic for children’s prints in the nineteenth century (De Meyer p. 519).Wijnhoven printed several fairy tales and stories that had become popular in the Netherlands at the start of the 19th century, such as Little Red Riding Hood (nr. 20).Rotterdam, T. J. Wijnhoven-Hendriksen (1819 – 1849); via D. Pouwels, Bergen op Zoom, whose address is mentioned on the print: ‘Bij D. Pouwels, Handelaar in Schoolbehoeften enz. te Bergen op Zoom’; numbered ‘No. 27.’ in upper right corner.