Antique Print-NOTHING AS NOBLE AS LIFE-Vaenius-Daret-1646

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Il n’est rien si court que la vie. – (Nothing as noble as life.) Father time is trying to chase off putti and women from a sich old man’s bed.

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‘Il n’est rien si court que la vie.’

Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 21 x 33,5 cm. (8,3 x 13,2 inch). Image size: 14,3 x 17,6 cm. (5,6 x 6,9 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 90)

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 wormhole in bottom margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: NOTHING AS NOBLE AS LIFE-FATHER TIME-DEATH-PUTTI-SICK MAN

(PCO) A331-39

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Dimensions 33 × 21 × 1 cm

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