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Once the Penitentiaries were Secure Places …

Rasp-Huys, Het. Two convicts rasping in the fairly well-secured dungeon. Engraving by Caspar Luyken (1649 Amsterdam 1705). 3½ × 3⅛ in (8.8 × 8 cm).

Worked on the spot about 1700 for Christoph Weigel in Nuremberg as one of the “dishonorable professions”. See Bauer, Chr. Weigel, 1982/83, pp. 842 ff. with especially footnote 413. – Not concluded sub (Nowadays, thus once, the penitentiaries are secure places …) + other rear text in Dutch:

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