The Silver Age
- Materials & Techniques:
- Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 11 3/8 × 15 7/16 inches (28.9 × 39.2 cm), Plate: 9 3/4 × 13 3/4 inches (24.8 × 34.9 cm), Image: 9 1/8 × 13 11/16 inches (23.2 × 34.8 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, verso, center left: "97"
Lettered, lower left: "F. Verdier delin. | Sensuality is reprented under the Figure of a Woman upon a Couch, attended | by Nymphs, & supported by Silenus; which describes the indolence of this Age | Phlosophy holding a Bookk & a lighted Torch coming from Heaven to Instruct"; lettered, lowr right: "J. Simon fecit. | Mankind, Chastisement lashing Vices wch. are represented by Fraud, Envy & Ignorance | & are distinguish'd by their respective Attributes on ye other side is Indolence, | Games & Pleasures are represented by Boys & Instruments of Musick & Gaming."; lettered, lower center: "THE SILVER AGE."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French, The Silver Age, undated
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