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A schoolroom with animals as teachers and pupils. Engraving after E. van Heemskerck.

  • Heemskerck, Egbert van, active approximately 1700-1744.
Date
1700-1799
Reference
35651i
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Description

A notice on the right wall reads: "Monstrum horendum! Scribere cum dasho, cum ferrila non fera slasho, Risum teneatis amici." The phrase "risum tenatis amici" is a quotation from Horace, Ars poetica, v. 5, meaning "friends, could you suppress your laughter, i.e. if you saw a painting in wihich animal and human parts were combined, as in the present composition

Publication/Creation

[London] : [John Bowles]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; sheet 28.4 x 24 cm

Lettering

As you like this, young gentleman, / Play truant if you please again, / How often must I give you warning, / To leave your tricks and mind your learning. / And as for your part Hussy you / (I promise ye) Shall have your due. / I'll teach ye how to romp about / As sson as ever I'm gone out.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35651i

Reproduction note

After an engraving by W.H. Toms in the reverse direction

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Languages

  • English


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