Antique Print-JOY-MIRTH IS PART OF WISDOM-ATHENA-Vaenius-Daret-1646



La joye fait partie de la sagesse. – (‘Joy is part of wisdom’). Or: Mirth is a part of wistdom. A man in a landscape is offered a glass by Athena standing beside him. Meanwhile, he pushes away the old man and a man carrying an ox head to the right.

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‘La joye fait partie de la sagesse.’

Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 21 x 33,5 cm. (8,3 x 13,2 inch). Image size: 14,5 x 18,1 cm. (5,7 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 81)

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: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.


(PCO) A331-38

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Dimensions 33 × 21 × 1 cm


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