Emblem: Hercules, devil with mask and lute, a skull, πotepon.
"Quo Me Verta Nescio." " I do not know, how to change their mind ."
Nescio quo vertam mentem; vocat ardua Virtus
Huc, illuc Venus et splendida luxuries.
At tu, Si Sapis, Hercules imitare labores:
Sperne voluptatem, deliciasqi fuge."
Crispijn van de Passe, 1589-1637
Considered as the most beautiful engravings concerning emblemata of the 17th century.
He was the first of the de Passe dynasty, who teached the art of engraving to other great engravers like Wierix and de Sadeler family.
Engraving in perfect condition, printed on 1613-1614 laid paper with large margins 1-2 cm. the right figure the cloak with very light colored with green aqurell, nearly visible. Laid paper with a watermark.
Delivered in a museum passepartout.
- Crispijn van de Passe (1589-1637)
- Title of artwork
- Emblem: Hercules, devil with mask and lutte, skull, πotepon. I do not know, how to change their mind
- Not signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 14.2×10.5 cm
- Total dimensions
- 18.3×13.9×0 cm