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Engraved frontispiece to Jean Puget de la Serre, 'The Mirrour which Flatters not' (London, Elizabeth Purslowe for R. Thrale, 1639), trans by T.C.; Death, seated on a pile of skulls and bones, wearing crown and ermine cloak, and holding a sceptre and a frame enclosing the title; one foot on a sphere; by the other foot, a winged hourglass with skull on top.
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Height: 143 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 86 millimetres (trimmed)
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- An explanation of the frontispiece is on the facing page.
Information from Malcolm Jones, personal communication, May 2009:
A version of the print illustrates a broadside entitled "A list of the Princes, Dukes, Earls, Lords, Knights, Generals, Maior Generalls, &c. and Colonells, of the Scots Kings party slaine and taken Prisoners" (1651), referring to the defeat of the future Charles II at the Battle of Worcester. In this version Death's sceptre is replaced with a sword and there are changes to the inscriptions.
"The Looking Glass which flatters not, adorned with suitable Figures and Verses", appears as the title of a 'wood royal' in the Dicey and Marshall catalogue dated 1764.
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Associated Title: The Mirrour which Flatters Not (trans. by T.C.)
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