Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.7 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 17.8 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 7 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Il n’y a point de crime sans chastiment.’ – (‘There is no crime without punishment’). The image shows the siege of Troy and capture of Helen. The city burns in the bakground while a battle rages in the foreground. From: ‘La Doctrine des Moeurs […]’ printed by Louys Sevestre for Pierre Daret, Paris, 1646. First edition. Author: Marin le Roy de Gomberville. Made by order of Mazarin for the instruction of the young Louis XIV. The plates are copies in reverse after Otto van Veen’s emblems in ‘Q. Horatii Flacci Emblemata.’ Ref: Brunet II 1658.Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘P. Daret’ after ‘Otto Vaenius’. Otto van Veen, also known by his Latinized name Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius, (c.1556-1629) was a painter, draughtsman, and humanist active primarily in Antwerp and Brussels in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century.
Condition: Good, given age. A tear in the lower left margin (closed with acid-free archival tape). A small tear with old restoration in the lower right margin. Some staining in the lower margin and some creasing in the top margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-CRIME-PUNISHMENT-HELEN-TROY-BATTLE-VAN VEEN-DARET