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. 14.4 x 18.1 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 7.1 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘L’avare meurt comme il a vescu.’ – (‘The miser dies as he has lived’). An old man lays in bed, being fed medicine by an apothecary. Meanwhile several people are gathered around a table counting coins in bags. 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. Some creases in margin. An old restoration to the lower margin edge. A small tear in the top margin (closed with acid-free archival tape). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-MISER-DEATH-COINBAG-APOTHECARY-VAN VEEN-DARET