Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.6 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 prevoyance contre la mort.’ – (‘There is no foresight against death’). While a battle rages in the background, death stalks the central male figure, whose robe is pulled by the general to his left. To the right two more figures (one an old man looking at the sky, the other a young man pointing at a ship in trouble on the wild sea). 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. The margins with several scattered stains. One stain in the lower left corner of the image. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-DEATH-FORESIGHT-BATTLE-GENERAL-SHIP-STORM-VAN VEEN-DARET