Emblems of love

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Dublin Core

Creator

Ayres, Philip, 1638-1712

Title

Emblems of love

Publisher

London : Printed for J. Wren

Date

[1683?]

Description

Ayres, a poet and translator, was a tutor to the Drake family and is known primarily in this century for his Lyrick Poems (1687). However, his Emblems of Love was a well-known success in his own time. Emblem books generally have engraved images or symbols with accompanying text or poetry, and they were popular during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Emblems of Love was one of the last of the genre to gain wide popularity in England. The images for Emblems of Love feature putti and human beings in various activities, and are based on two earlier works: Amorum emblemata by Otto van Veen (1608) and Thronus cupidinis (1618). Some of the verses are also borrowed from these sources, although the English versions were composed by Ayres.

Subject

Emblems
Love in art

Identifier

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2061335~S1

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>