[The country whose king is a child.]Ve tibi terra cuius rex est puer: et cuius principes mane comedunt / 1588
Joos de bosscher excud.
Etching, sheet 220 x 310mm (8½ x 12¼"). tears; paper missing near centre; paper tone; glued to backing sheet. Repairs.
An oblivious child king sits on his throne watching courtiers feast, while through the windows can be seen violence and destruction committed by soldiers. Engraved by Jacob de Gheyn (who trained with Goltzius), after Karel van Mander, painter and influential art theorist and historian.
[Ref: 32546] £130.00