Antique Print-LOVE MAKES PERFECT-SCALE-BALANCE-PEACOCK-CLUB-Vaenius-Daret-1646

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En aymant on se rend parfait. – (‘By loving one makes oneself perfect’). Two male figures in a landscape. One holds a balance in one hand and the other man’s hand in the other. One side of the scales contains a bird, a club and a short staff. The other side of the balance contains peacock feathers.

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‘En aymant on se rend parfait.’

Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 21 x 33,5 cm. (8,3 x 13,2 inch). Image size: 14,7 x 18,1 cm. (5,8 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 22)

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. Small damp stain at op left. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: LOVE MAKES PERFECT-SCALE-BALANCE-PEACOCK-CLUB

(PCO) A331-14

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Dimensions 33 × 21 × 1 cm

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