The arts of Minerva reduce the power of Time to end life, but death from old age or from plague still exists. Engraving by G. Glover, 1639.
- Glover, George, approximately 1618-
- An. 1638
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Top, a crowned woman (Minerva?) waves a wand over the natural world of animals and trees, with lettering "Art can slay Nature's decay"; Time, with scythe, reads a book, with lettering "Let time looke on this booke". Below, left, an aged couple walking with sticks; right, people and animals dying from epidemic disease, and birds falling out of the sky. Bottom, two roundels containing, left, dead animals ("To death all ...") and right human bones ("At last fall") Bottom centre, portrait of Sir Francis Bacon
The historie of life and death with observations naturall and experimentall for the prolonging of life. Written by the Right Honorable Francis Lo: Verulam Viscount St. Albans. Art can slay Nature's decay. Let time looke on this booke. To death all - At last fall. G. Glover.
London (at the Prince's Armes in Paul's Church-yard) : Printed for Humphrey Mosley, An. 1638.
1 print : engraving ; sheet 13 x 7.5 cm
A. M. Hind, Engraving in England in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries, Cambridge 1952-1964, part 3. The reign of Charles I by M. Corbett & M. Norton, p. 240, no. 45
Wellcome Library no. 588622i