Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 21 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.2 x 17.4 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.6 x 6.9 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Les mechants se punissent l’un l’autre.’ – (‘The villains punish each other’). A peg-legged female figure holding fasces and other attributes prepares to strike the male figure fleeing from her with snakes. In the background a city burns, while decapitated corpses litter the foreground beside a burning offer altar. 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. A wormhole in the top left margin corner, closed with comtemporary paper, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-VILLAIN-DECAPITATION-FASCES-SNAKE-BURNING CITY-VAN VEEN-DARET