Jaspar de ISAAC: La Vie rustique [The Village Feast]

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Engraving, 154 x 402 mm. Hollstein 30, IFF 54.

Fine impression printed on laid paper. Fine condition.

According to the title and the quatrain of the letter, a distinct lack of discernment and a taste for carnal pleasures are typical of Flemish peasant life, described here without any kindness: forced marriages, drunkenness, orgies, fist fights and rustic dances, ‘this is how the world goes’, it seems: ‘Et voÿla comme va le Monde’.

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