C1661

Dicere pro vifu jus contra jura, Saleuce, Non potuit caecus fed modo lufcus amor. Redditur innocuo paenae pars parfq nonceti, Totaq in ambobus dimidiata fuit. O bene compofitis faelices legibus urbes: Cum Iudex oculis praetulit aequa fuis.

Artist:

Jacob van Campen (1596 - 1657)

Zaleucus having one of his eyes removed for one of his son’s eyes, with six lines of verse by A. Montanus below. Zaleucus was a lawgiver of the Italian Locri. His penalty for adultery was the loss of an eye, … Read Full Description

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Dicere pro vifu jus contra jura, Saleuce, Non potuit caecus fed modo lufcus amor. Redditur innocuo paenae pars parfq nonceti, Totaq in ambobus dimidiata fuit. O bene compofitis faelices legibus urbes: Cum Iudex oculis praetulit aequa fuis.

Date:

C1661

Artist:

Jacob van Campen (1596 - 1657)

Condition:

Centre fold as issued with some minor creasing on top RHS, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 430mm
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Dicere pro vifu jus contra jura, Saleuce, Non potuit caecus fed modo lufcus amor. Redditur innocuo paenae pars parfq nonceti, Totaq in ambobus dimidiata fuit. O bene compofitis faelices legibus urbes: Cum Iudex oculis praetulit aequa fuis. - Antique Print from 1661

Genuine antique
dated:

1661

Description:

Zaleucus having one of his eyes removed for one of his son’s eyes, with six lines of verse by A. Montanus below. Zaleucus was a lawgiver of the Italian Locri. His penalty for adultery was the loss of an eye, famous in the 4th century as ‘lex talionis’ (an eye for an eye) After a marble relief sculpture found in the Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Artist:

Jacob van Campen (1596-1657) was a Dutch artist and architect, he designed a number of major buildings in the Netherlands, among which are the Mauritshuis, Paleis Noordeinde, and the Amsterdam town hall. Jacob Vennekool (c. 1630-1680) was a famous Amsterdam architect. He supplied the drawings. Hubertus Quellinus (1619-1687) was a Flemish engraver from the Baroque period. Original copper engraving.

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