The Mirrour Which Flatters Not

 

"The Mirrour Which Flatters Not" engraved woodcut c. 1639.

This is the engraved frontispiece to Jean Puget de la Serre, The Mirrour which Flatters Not. The woodcut features Death seated on a pile of skulls and bones, wearing crown and ermine cloak. Death holds a sceptre and a frame enclosing the title. One foot rests on a sphere. By the other foot sits a winged hourglass with skull on top.