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A woman uses a needle and thread to illustrate the argument that there is no pleasure without suffering. Engraving by J. Swelinck, 1627, after A.P. van de Venne after J. Cats.

  • Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660
Date
[1627]
Reference
2822685i
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Description

A man dressed up in finery to court a woman is treated cruelly by her in order to test his mettle. She tells him that unless she makes a hole (wound) in the cloth with her needle, the cloth cannot be sewn together

Publication/Creation

[Rotterdam] : [Pieter van Waesberge], [1627]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image and border 12.2 x 12.2 cm

Lettering

JS

References note

Arthur Henkel und Albrecht Schöne, Emblemata: Handbuch zur Sinnbildkunst des XVI. and XVII. Jahrhunderts, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 1967, cols. 1081-1082

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2822685i


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