Antique Print-DEATH IS THE END TO ALL THINGS-Vaenius-Daret-1646



La mort est la fin de toutes. – (Death is the end to all things.) A skeleton lies in a tomb like place, surrounded by his life attributes below and his character elements above held by putti. On thge rear a title plate illustrating the end of this work, with putti’s holding a cornucopia and a bat.

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‘La mort est la fin de toutes.’

Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 16,8 x 28,2 cm. (6,6 x 11,1 inch). Image size: 14,7 x 18 cm. (5,8 x 7,1 inch).

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: Ref: Brunet II 1658. (Emblem 104)

Made by ‘Pierre Daret’ after ‘Otto Vaenius’. Pierre Daret de Cazeneuve (1604-1678) was a Frecnch painter and engraver from Paris. He was active in Paris and Italy as engraver, painter of mostly portraits. 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: Fair, given age. Page trimmed. Paper loss at top right. Damage and some loss at bottom right. Small tear at right below top. Some creasing, mostly in left margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.


(PCO) A331-40

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Dimensions 28 × 16 × 1 cm


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