Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.8 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.9 x 18.2 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.2 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.9 x 7.2 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Les richesses sont bonnes aux bons.’ – (‘Riches are good to the good’). A queen is seated on a dais. A woman behind her lifts the yoke from her shoulders. A sack of coins and a chest are at her feet. Meanwhile, a man in the background, holding up a dome-shaped object, holds a chain leading past the queen’s ankle to the ankles of the people kneeling in front of her. 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 faint stains and soiling in the margins. Some light creases in lower margin. A pinhole in the lower right margin corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-QUEEN-YOKE-CHAIN-KNEELING-SACK OF COINS-VAN VEEN-DARET