Death, a Miser, and the Prodigal Son
- Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
- 9 1/16 × 7 1/4 inches (23 × 18.4 cm), 8 11/16 × 6 7/8 inches (22.1 × 17.5 cm), and 8 3/16 × 6 13/16 inches (20.8 × 17.3 cm)
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
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Print made by Bernard Lens, 1659–1725, British, Death, a Miser, and the Prodigal Son, undated
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