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Crowds of old and infirm people arrive at the fountain of youth to drink the special water; to the left are a group of youthful people dancing and singing, rejuvenated by the spring. Engraving by Boilard, ca. 1720.

  • Boilard, active approximately 1720
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Credit: Crowds of old and infirm people arrive at the fountain of youth to drink the special water; to the left are a group of youthful people dancing and singing, rejuvenated by the spring. Engraving by Boilard, ca. 1720. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Publication/Creation

Paris (rue St. Jacques au Grand S. Henry) : F[rancois] Chéreau II Avec privilege du Roy.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with line engraving ; platemark 45.5 x 60 cm

Lettering

La fontaine de jouvence. Senectus atque paupertas duo sunt vulnera inmedicabilia. Sent Grec ... Boilard fecit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20262i

References note

Marcel Roux, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du dix-huitième siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, département des estampes, tome III, Paris 1934, p. 65

Creator/production credits

Roux, loc. cit., describes one other print by "Boilard ou Boillard": "La Fortune bonne et mauvaise", with signature "Boilard fecit", 39 x 59.6 cm, "Publié à l'occasion de la chute du système de Law", i.e. ca. 1720

Lettering note

Extensive lettering in French, Latin, Spanish and Italian

Notes

Another or the same impression is recorded in: Catalogue d'estampes anciennes et modernes , Paris (rue Drouot no. 5): Me. Delbergue-Cormont 15-18 May 1865, no. 20 ("Boilard, La fontaine de jouvence. Pièce curieuse, grand in-fol., rare, toute marge".)

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  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Latin


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