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  • Description

    Old tree tied to a pole; an old tree at centre, a man on a ladder tying the tree to a pole with a robe, another man onlooking at left; after Adriaen van de Venne; illustration of an unspecified edition of Jacob Cats' "Spiegel vanden Ouden ende Nieuwe Tijd" (first edition published in The Hague: 1632)


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  • Date

    • 1632 (c.)
  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 139 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 137 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in Arabic in banderol at bottom ["Jonck rijs is te buygen maer geen oude boomen"].
  • Curator's comments

    This print was originally published on page 1 of Jacob Cats' "Spiegel vanden Ouden ende Nieuwe Tijd", which is illustrated with proverbs by Adriaen van de Venne; this print was included in part I; for comment on the publication see 1952,0117.14.1. This impression is trimmed and pasted in an album together with other prints from the same publication supplemented with various other print series, for comment on the album see 1952,0117.14.1.


  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 260 (after Adriaen van de Venne) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (160.d.41)

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  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Spiegel vanden Ouden ende Nieuwe Tijd
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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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