A surgeon operates on the eye of an immoral old man, while the efforts of Time and Minerva to cure his inner corruption are rebuffed. Line engraving after O. van Veen, 16--.
- Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629.
Selected images from this work
About this work
The engraving illustrates a couplet by Horace (Epistles I.2): "Quae laedunt oculos festinas demere: si quid / Est animum, differs tempus curandi in annum" (Those things which harm the eyes you hasten to eliminate. As for those which harm the soul, you postpone the time of cure from year to year).
Where to find it
Location Status AccessClosed stores