Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.8 x 31.9 cm. The image size is ca. 14.4 x 17.9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.2 x 12.6 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 7 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘L’homme est ne pour aymer.’ – (‘Man is born to love’). A man holding another man’s hand walks away from a table behind which a female figure and a putto. On the table are a crown, fasces, money and laurel wreath. 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. A wormhole in the top left margin corner, closed with comtemporary paper, not affecting image. Creasing in the lower maring. Small stains in margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-MAN IS BORN TO LOVE-COINS-WREATH-FASCES-CROWN-VAN VEEN-DARET