Cheating Card Players, from Johannes van Heemskerck's poem "Publii Ovidii Nasonis Minne-Kunst," probably the first edition of title, frontispiece and eleven plates

After David Vinckboons Netherlandish
Pieter Serwouters Netherlandish

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Although David Vinckboons made only three etchings himself his designs were the basis for more prints than any other Netherlandish artist in the early seventeen century. Among those were a set of book illustrations for Johannes van Heemskerck's poem "Publii Ovidii Nasonis Minne-Kunst." The prints are by Pieter Serwouters, who also made more than two dozen independent prints after Vinckboons. The multi-volume work was a translation and adaptation of "Ars Amorata" (The Art of Love) by the first century Roman poet Ovid. Some of the illustrations depict scenes from classical mythology while others appear to be generic examples of romantic situations or events.

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