Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 21 x 32 cm. The image size is ca. 14.7 x 18 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 12.6 inch. The image size is ca. 5.8 x 7.1 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘En toute condition on peut estre vertueux.’ – (‘One can be virtuous in all circumstances’). A man with his dogs, seated inside a barrel (Diogenes the Cynic) begs from a king and his guard entering the city gate. 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 wormhole in the top left margin, closed with comtemporary paper. Two small and faint dampstains in the top left corner of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-DIOGENES-CYNIC-BARREL-BEGGAR-KING-CITY GATE-VAN VEEN-DARET