A woman looks at herself in her mirror; a man looks through a telescope; representing the sense of sight. Engraving by A. Bosse after himself, c. 1650.
- Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676.
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A large screen takes up the centre of the image; a pair of slippers lie before it. On the wall behind the mirror is a painting with no image. The stool on the right bears a coat and an upturned wig
Visus. La veue. Quod mens est animo quod sol clarissimus orbi,/ Est mea cervici cara pupilla tuæ/ Qui cupit humanæ simulacrum cernere mentis,/ Virtutum videat me scelerumque ducem. A. Bosse in et fe ...
Paris (chez Mel.or Tavernier; demeurant en l'Isle du Palais, à la Sphere) : F.L.D. Ciartres.
1 print : line engraving.
Wellcome Library no. 26944i