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. 14.6 x 17.9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 7 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Qui soufre beaucoup gaigne beaucoup.’ – (‘Who suffers much gains much’). A man is seated on a bench outside a house, while a woman who appeared in the doorway pours water from a jug over his head. In the background a sailing boat. 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: Very good, given age. Paper loss in the lower left margin corner, backed with contemporary paper. A small tear in the lower margin. Some faint creasing in the lower half of the sheet (not affecting image). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-SUFFER MUCH-GAIN-WOMAN-DOORWAY-POUR WATER-HEAD-VAN VEEN-DARET