‘Wan man die sauw kutzelt soo legt sie sich im dreck’
Etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. on paper.
Sheet size: 42 x 44,5 cm. (16,5 x 17,5 inch). Image size: 20 x 18 cm. (7,9 x 7,1 inch).
This old antique engraved copperplate print and accompanying poetry originate from ‘Alle de Wercken van den heere Jacob Cats…..’, (Complete Works of Jacob Cats) which was published from 1655 on. This plate is from a 1726 edition. The emblems depict lessons of many aspects of life. Each emblem typically has more than one meaning as Cats’ poems talk about ethics, wisdom and morale from the perspective of love, religion and society. His work has often been critisized, but contains a treasure of truth and symbolism, often as relevant as it was during the times of it’s creation. We might carry this item from a smaller size edition and a 19th c. ed. with steel engravings as well. Inquire if interested.
Condition: Good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Professionally matted, not examined out of matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.