Les Accidens de l'Homme, Lèse-majesté



crime de leze maieste :
commettent aucuns par fallace ·
dont on voit maint decapite :
en marche ou publicque place ·

Some people deceitfully commit
the crime of lèse-majesté.
Many of them you can watch being beheaded
in the market square or any public place.

The scene with the execution is not found in neither "Loups Ravissans" nor "La Vie de l'Homme".

On the other hand, Mary Beth Winn has pointed out that one of the woodcuts in "Les loups ravissans" appears twice, so that there are only 23 different pictures for the 24 chapters. The chapter that is illustrated with the woodcut the second time around is about Cicero, who was decapitated. Winn suggests that there originally was such an image in Loups, but that this disappeared early on — after Vostre had copied it for "Les Accidens de l'Homme", but before Hardouyn and Godard had time to copy it.

But "Accidens de l'Homme" contains yet another scene, which isn't included in neither Loups nor Vie, and for that matter also includes the authority.

It should also appear from this section that "Les Accidens de l'Homme" is based on Hardouyn's "La Vie de l'Homme", and not directly on "Loups".