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Creator:
Print made by Bernard Lens, 1659–1725, British
Title:

Death, a Miser, and the Prodigal Son

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/16 × 7 1/4 inches (23 × 18.4 cm), Plate: 8 11/16 × 6 7/8 inches (22.1 × 17.5 cm), and Image: 8 3/16 × 6 13/16 inches (20.8 × 17.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "413"

Lettered, lower left: "Death & the Prodigall so close contriving | I'll warrant , here's some hopefull Bargain driving: | Dry:bones plays off Old Gripe from's hoarded pelf. | B. Lens fe."; lettered, lower right: " While Spendthrift entring Seizes All t'himself | But both are Trickt, th' Old Fool's Secur'd y Young | Lives so fast, Death will have him to eer long."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1047
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22737
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