Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.2 x 27.3 cm. The image size is ca. 14.9 x 18.3 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8 x 10.7 inch. The image size is ca. 5.9 x 7.2 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Qui ayme sa condition, est heureux.’ – (‘Who loves his condition, is happy’). A kitchen scene with an old couple and an old man. The old man pours drink into the bowl of a younger man at the table (wearing Mercury’s winged hat, Petasos). The Roman eagle, holding lightning bolts, is depicted in the top of the image. 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. Two small wormholes and a sharp crease in the top margin. Left margin uneven, from binding. Lower margin a little creased, paper thin in the lower left margin corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-KITCHEN-POVERTY-HAPPINESS-MERCURY-ROMAN EAGLE-VAN VEEN-DARET