Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 11.4 x 8 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.5 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 4.5 x 3.1 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘La Doctrine des Moeurs, tiree de la Philosophie des Stoiques […].’ – The title page to the described work, with a small engraved vignette. The image shows Hercules chasing a satyr dressed as a woman with his club. The satyr holds a theatrical mask and panpipes. Three figures look and point at this scene. 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: Fair, given age. Two tears in paper. Print attached to carrier sheet. Paper loss in the lower left corner. Some tears in margin. Right edge of the sheet browned. Creasing overall. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-TITLE-DOCTRINE DES MOEURS-HERCULES-MYTHOLOGY-VAN VEEN-DARET