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