Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.8 x 18.1 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.8 x 7.1 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘La pauurete ne nvit pas tousiours a la vertu.’ – (‘Poverty does not always harm to virtue’). In the foreground a woman dressed in rags, and raising a purse with a hole in it, receives a dome-shaped object from a person to the right (beehive?). In the left background a richly dressed man rides on the back of a servant. 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 ‘Pierre 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 stain in the lower margin, not affecting image. A crease in the lower right, just ouside image area. A small spot of paper loss in the left margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-POVERTY-VIRTUE-PURSE WITH HOLE-BEEHIVE-VAN VEEN-DARET