Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.6 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.3 x 17.8 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.6 x 7 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Qui vit bien, ne cache point sa vie.’ – (‘ He who lives well, does not hide his life’). A man is walking in the streets with a herald angel at his side. 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. Small stain in left part of print. A faint dampstain in the lower left margin edge. A small stain in the top right margin corner. Some faint creasing in the lower half of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-GOOD LIFE-UNHIDDEN-HERALD ANGEL-STREET SCENE-VAN VEEN-DARET