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People engaged in pleasures (dancing, drinking, gaming, flirting) to counteract the pains of illness and old age. Line engraving attributed to O. van Veen (Vaenius).

  • Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629.
Date
1600-1699
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643247i
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Right, masked dancers and other pleasure-seekers. Left, a poor family seeking alms and a sick man in bed being attended by a physician: these represent the statement that "the gout, stone, want and care Will seize thee soon: pain will thy hours waste, And tedious sufferings make thee sadly pay A cruel interest for enjoyments past" (translated from Horace?)

Publication/Creation

[Antwerp?] : [publisher not identified],[16--?]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 18.1 x 14.9 cm

Lettering

Bale, masque, brelande, yvrogne, fais l'amour ... Le cruel interest de tes courtes delices. Make balls and masks, game, drink and court the fair ...For short-liv'd joys which soon are fled away.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 643247i

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  • French
  • English


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