Daniel de la Feuille was born around 1640 in Sédan (the Ardennes), where he was trained to be a watchmaker.1 In 1663 he married Charlotte Marlet, the daughter of a local carpenter. The couple had seven children. In 1683, De la Feuille and his family fled to Amsterdam to escape the French oppression of the Huegenots. In the same year he was granted the status of ‘poorter’ (citizen). In Amsterdam, he worked as an etcher and art dealer. In 1691, he was accepted in the booksellers’ guild; it is suggested Devises et emblemes (also 1691) should be looked upon as De la Feuille’s masterpiece. It is noteworthy that most of the emblems in the Devises et emblemes have the shape and size of a watch; this may make the emblems them especially useful for watchmakers and other craftsmen. De la Feuille died in 1709.