- Museum number
Title-page with title written in a rectangle placed in a portico of a classical building with columns, ovals with busts of Hercules and Ulysses and Pallas Athene at top, Zeno and Cleanthes flanking the title, medallions with busts of Seneca and Epictetus flanking a shield with personifications of Honour and Virtue at bottom; bust of Seneca retouched and oil-lamp next to Epictetus removed; bust of Seneca after Rubens (?); title to second edition of Justus Lipsius' "L. Annaei Senecae Philosophi Opera" (Antwerp: 1615). 1605 but heavily retouched for second edition
- Production date
- 1605 (published 1615)
Height: 318 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 192 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is the title-page of the second edition of Justus Lipsius' book on the life and works of the Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca. It was firstly published in Antwerp by Plantin-Moretus in 1605. Rubens corrected the bust showing Seneca himself in the second edition. For another impression of this plate (before retouchings) see also 1857,0314.12.
For the title-page of the fourth edition (1652) see 1872,1012.5440.
Lit.: F. de Nave, Justus Lipsius (1547-1606) en het Plantijnse Huis, Publicaties van het Museum Plantin-Moretus en het Stedelijk Prentenkabinet nr.37, Antwerp, 1997, cat.no.27.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: L. Annaei Senecae Philosophi Opera (Antwerp, 1615)
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number