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. 14.4 x 18 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 7.1 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘La bonne conscience est invincible.’ – (‘A good conscience is invincible’). The image shows a man with an angel beside him, hidden from the vices of the world by a thick stone wall. On the left side, the vices are illustrated by a harlot, drinkers, and a man holding the head he recently decapitated. 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 ‘Pierre 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. Small stain in left part of print. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-GOOD CONSCIENCE-INVINCIBLE-ANGEL-DECAPITATION-VAN VEEN-DARET