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Creator:
Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French
after Francois Verdier, 1651–1730, French
Title:
The Iron Age
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 15/16 × 15 1/16 inches (27.8 × 38.3 cm), Plate: 9 13/16 × 14 inches (24.9 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 9 3/16 × 13 7/8 inches (23.3 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "#96"

Lettered, lower left: "F. Verdier delin. | Every thing in this Picture shews the wicked & perversness of this Age | Rage is represented by a Man holding a Child by the heels animated by ye torch | of Envy, Fury tramples upon Charity, innocence & Religion, the Temples of ye Vestals"; lettered, lower right: "J. Simon fecit | are burnt & ransackt at sight at wch. Minerva (who represents Virtue) leaves ye Earth | & goes back to Heaven the Giants heap Mountains & Rocks together in order to | storm Heaven, Rebellion & Force take away the Yoke from Obedience"; lettered, lower center: "THE IRON AGE."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1161
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:23006
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