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Les Figvres Et Povrtraictz Des Sept Aages De L'Homme ... Faictz tailler et grauer Par N. L. C

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Published)

  • Date:

    1609 (Published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Monogrammist H. F. (Printmaker)
    Jean, Le Clerc (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case EO, shelf 28

Physical description

Plate 7, 'le Caduc'. Print depicting a colonnaded room in which a doctor operates on a man's leg, while groups of men stand around in conversation. In the background is a four-poster bed with a dying man surrounded by female mourners, and a group of bone-collectors are visible in the field outside. The god Saturn, holding a scythe and dangling a baby by its foot, watches the scene from a cloud above.

Place of Origin

Paris (Published)


1609 (Published)


Monogrammist H. F. (Printmaker)
Jean, Le Clerc (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in a cartouche in the upper centre of the plate:

'7 / Le Caduc.'

Lettered in the lower centre of the plate:

'Le caduc est le sept des Aages le dermer / .... / .... / Foiblesse. leconduct retournant au premier.'

Lettered between the lower centre margin and plate mark:



Height: 20.5 cm Cut to, Width: 24.7 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

1 of 8 plates from a suite of 8 showing the seven ages of man entitled 'Les Figvres Et Povrtraictz Des Sept Aages De L'Homme', engraved by Monogrammist HF, published by Jean Le Clerc, France, 1609

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.

Subjects depicted

Death; Bones; Syringe; Scythe; Illness; Unicorn; Doctors; Medicine


Ornament prints; Prints; Death


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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